Educator & Designer
Welcome to my Botanical Arts and Landscape Painting site!
How the Light Gets In: Landscape Paintings and Botanical Studies
Solo Show in the Small Gallery at
The Valley Artisans Market
25 East Main St, Cambridge, NY
March 17 - April 4, 2023
Wednesday - Sunday, 10 AM - 5 PM
3 PM - 5 PM.
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
I offer six to ten week online classes in nurturing, yet challenging, small group sessions. I also offer in person classes, workshops and private lessons.
Each class session includes step-by-step instruction, art history inspiration, technique demonstrations, instructor feedback on individual work and lots of time for student questions.
Join me! Click on the organization links to register for specific classes below
Online at the Washtenaw Community College:
EASY LANDSCAPE DRAWING
5/2/2023-6/6/2023, 4 pm - 6 pm
Drawing landscapes is a fun way to explore values and shapes. Students use pen, charcoal and graphite to understand the importance of the foundation of creating excellent values and shapes in any drawing or painting. Using many different landscape scenes, students learn to create organized, interesting and detailed drawings.
FUNDAMENTALS OF BOTANICAL DRAWING IN GRAPHITE
5/1/2023-6/12/2023, 2 pm - 4 pm
Learn how to draw botanical subjects in graphite from direct observation. Step-by-step instructions will foster meditative connections to nature while learning to create graceful and accurate drawings. Develop control of line, texture, shading and composition in a nurturing studio environment. Botanical subjects include leaves, flowers, and fruits.
FUNDAMENTALS OF BOTANICAL DRAWING IN COLORED PENCIL
6/19/2023 - 7/31/2023, 2 pm - 4 pm
Learn how to draw botanical subjects with colored pencils in this relaxing practice of connecting with the colors of nature. Learn blending, layering colors, creating depth and form, how to ‘underpaint’ with colored pencils and other techniques with step-by-step instructions.
JAPANESE INK AND WATERCOLOR PAINTING
6/13/2023 - 7/25/2023, 4 pm - 6 pm
Students will learn the basic techniques of painting with Sumi ink and watercolors to create expressive and meditative paintings of nature. Topics include classical landscapes, bamboo, orchids, chrysanthemums, cherry trees and more. Focus on the inspirations from the beautiful master paintings of the Edo Period in Japanese Art. Beginners welcome.
Register here: https://www.wccnet.edu/
Online at The Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT:
MONDAY, APRIL 3 – MONDAY, MAY 15 (MONDAYS FOR 6 WEEKS; NO CLASS APRIL 17)
6:30 – 8:30 P.M.
SVAC Member: $105; Non-member: $130
In person at The Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT:
WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP IN BOTANICAL PAINTING
July 22-23, TIME TBD
In Person at The New Art Center, Newton, MA:
INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING LANDSCAPES IN WATERCOLOR
2 day workshop #AWW23301
3/11 - 3/12, 1 PM - 4 PM
April 22-23, 1-4 PM
Botanical drawing in graphite;
May 20-21, 1-4 PM
Botanical drawing in colored pencils;
June 3-4, 1-4 PM
Intro to landscapes in watercolor.