Hi, my name is Drew Curtis. I have lived in New York City since 1984, working as a painter and graphic novelist. I am offering classes in oil painting, acrylic painting, and the graphic novel. My courses focus on looking and seeing and connecting what we see to our inner vision and how to express that in practice and techniques. I seek to combine the freedom of the imagination with the foundation of basic skills that are needed to express each individuals unique way of seeing. Art is a serious practice. It can also be fun and greatly rewarding to create something thats your own, completely from who you are. The lessons I hope to instill in my students are - a thorough knowledge of art history and it's movement throughout contempary art practices and concepts.These ideas will be grounded in drawing as a princple way of seeing and constucting compositional elements. We begin with the study of line and chiaroscuro drawing. From there we move to either oil or acrylic and work with color theory, mass and weight of color, and applications from glazing to impasto. Subjects can vary from portraiture to still life to landscape or abstaction. I hope that through my course the student will leave with a firm grasp of the technical skills required to create images from the wellsprings of their innermost vision.
Classes are offered in home or at my studio to children from age six and up and to adults of all ages. Younger children with the strong urge to paint will be accepted no matter what age.
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I work directly with each student to explore and encourage their individual abilities.
In 1976 I experienced an epiphany that effected the entire course of my life - I discovered painting! As a boy I had always drawn and made comics, but when I was 17, while hitch hiking across the continent I saw some of my first real paintings at the Columbus Museum of Art. Soon after, I began a painting practice of working everyday and it has been my way of life for the past 43 years.
Classes are eighty dollors per lesson. Sessions are an hour and a half.
I have taught children and adults privately since 2010
I've taught children from ages 3 to 13. I have also given lessons to adults and senior citizens.
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What is vision? How do I recreate what I see?