I am currently working with private students and small groups in the boulder and denver area, as well as teaching two courses this spring semester the Art Student's League of Denver. Please contact me with any questions.
Color Study with the Figure: an Incamminati Approach
June 4 - July 9 // 9:00 - 12:00 at the Art Student's League of Denver
In this workshop, students will be introduced to the Studio Incamminati approach to learning color as developed by Nelson Shanks from his studies under Henry Hensche. By painting under a variety of different light conditions (artificial, colored gels, natural light) and doing rapid color scanning exercises, students will begin to hone their skills in seeing color as a series of relationships. Students will also learn to differentiate between the local color of model, and the color of the light, so that ultimately the subject of the painting becomes the light itself.
Portrait Painting Fundamentals
March 19 - June 4th // 9:00-12:00 at the Park Hill Art Club
In this course, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of portrait painting in oil. For beginners and advanced students alike, the class will focus on raped sketches, and progress to longer sittings over the 10 weeks, focusing on a direct and sculptural approach to painting with an emphasis on color and form. Gesture likeness, mass, structure, and basic anatomy will be covered.
Figure Painting Fundamentals
April 9 - May 14 // 1:00 - 4:00 at the Art Student's League of Denver
In this introductory workshop, novices and advanced students alike are invited to learn and revisit the fundamentals of painting the human figure. Students will learn about gesture, shape, proportion, relative value, and color. Learning to work the whole from general to specific, students will develop the groundwork for a strong skill set towards realistically depicting the nude. This will be a bootcamp approach towards learning the importance of the start in a bold, sculptural and direct approach to painting. This workshop uses oil paints only.Click on the image below for class description, materials, and registration
Bargue Drawing: Classical Drawing Fundamentals
Jan. 29 - March 5 // 9:30- 12:30 at the Art Student's League of Denver
Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of classical drawing technique. Using the infamous 19th century French drawing manual, "Cour de Dessin" by Charles Bargue as our guide, students will learn the concepts and techniques of classical drawing. Through the use of in-class demonstrations and individual critiques, students will use graphite to learn concepts of line, construction, block-in, proportion, contour, structure, value, and modeling form.