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About this pro

This class will give you an overview of the basic principles essential to the structure of a good drawing or painting: Composition, proportion, harmony, tone and value. It will give you an overview of color theory and how to apply them in painterly fashion. You will work from a landscape photograph that you will choose with my guidance or frm a setup still life.  We will use traditional oil painting methods. The elements of color, including value, temperature, saturation, hierarchy, complements, light, harmony and contrast will be explained. 

Topics that will be discussed include:


How to observe nature

Tools, materials and how to handle and care for them

Composition- Blocking in, accurate drawing and proportion 

Value studies

Drawing transfer


Color theory

Modeling form

This workshop is for beginners with some experience and for intermediates who want reach the next level.  I will walk you through all you need to feel confident in starting, learn about materials, how to handle your paint, color mixing, and how to start and complete your works. This class can be taken multiple times.

I love to see people progress in their art skills. My lessons are for 

Anyone who is interested in learning traditional methods of painting and drawing

This course is especially helpful to those who prefer realistic painting and natural subjects

People who would love to paint in oils or acrylics, but aren't sure where to start

People who have some experience, but are looking to improve their knowledge and skills 

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DeLand, FL 32724
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I will start with a first free lesson where we talk about the student goals and what they would like to accomplish.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a BFA graduate form University of Hartford, I also studied under Stephen Brown and Nelson Shanks.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$25 per hour for adults and $15 per child. Please ask for group discounts.

How did you get started teaching?

After my children were born, we joined a homeschooling group. I realized how much I enjoy teaching people learning new skills and helping them succeed.

What types of students have you worked with?

Children and adults.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I currently teach a class in Lake Mary and in Daytona Beach.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What techniques are you interested in learning, what is your goal that you would like to achieve by taking my class.