Classes and Workshops


Fall/Winter/Spring 2016-2017
I'll be teaching two drawing and two painting classes at Perkasie's Chimayo Gallery. If you are interested in signing up, please contact them.

Chimayo Gallery
21 N. 7th Street, Perkasie PA
Phone: 267 733-5012
email: chimayoperkasie@gmail.com

open hours:
Monday: 10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Wednesday - Saturday: 10 am - 6pm

Here are the classes I'll be teaching:

FUNDAMENTALS OF DRAWING I
Sundays 2-4
Sept. 11, 18, 25 Oct. 2, 9, 16 (six weeks; Oct. 23 is a makeup date)

Class fee: $120
Materials fee: $25 (covers all supplies needed)

Have you always wanted to learn to draw? You don't need special
talent; you just need patience and perseverance. These six
lessons are beneficial for those who have never drawn
before as well as for those who desire a way to get back to the
fundamentals of drawing what you see.

FUNDAMENTALS OF DRAWING II
Sundays 2-4
Oct. 30 Nov. 6, 13, 20 Dec. 4, 11 (six weeks; Dec. 18 is a makeup date)

Class fee: $120
Materials fee: $25 (covers all supplies needed)

Learning to draw is a matter of learning to see your subject and then coordinating your eyes and hands to convey it on a two dimensional surface. In these six lessons you will build on your basic drawing skills by continuing to work with line and value while focusing on composition and rendering skills. Drawings will be completed in pencil, graphite stick and vine charcoal.

This class is the follow up to Fundamentals of Drawing I or for those with some drawing ability/experience. 

FUNDAMENTALS OF OIL PAINTING I
Sundays 2- 4:30
Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 (eight weeks; March 5 is a makeup date)
Class fee: $200

Materials fee: $20 (covers cost of all prepared painting surfaces, hue finders, shared use of odorless Turpenoid, oil painting medium, paper towels, still life materials, lighting, etc.)

Students are responsible for supplying their own paints, brushes and palettes or can have the teacher order basic painting sets for them, which they will then reimburse me for. A supply list will be provided.

If you have basic drawing skills but are ready to learn to work in color with oil paint, this is the workshop for you. You will learn how to see color, how to use it, and how to mix and combine hues without losing sight of the primary importance of value. The importance of color balancing and harmony will be covered, with some discussion of the psychological aspects of color. This class will consist of demonstrations, discussion of basic color theory, and several exercises that range from simple to challenging.

FUNDAMENTALS OF OIL PAINTING II
Sundays 2-4:30
March 26 April 2, 9, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21 (eight weeks; May 28 is a makeup date)
Class fee: $200

Materials fee: $20 (covers cost of all prepared painting surfaces, hue finders, shared use of odorless Turpenoid, paper towels, rags, still life materials, lighting, etc.)

Students are responsible for supplying their own paints, brushes and palettes or can have the teacher order basic painting sets for them, which they will pay for. A supply list will be provided.

This class is the follow up to Fundamentals Painting I, or for those with some painting ability/experience.