Lessons & Classes

Oil Painting
Private Art Lessons at my Studio in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
$110 for 70 min. lesson  (6 lessons discount: $595) ----------

This class is for anybody who wants to learn more about direct - alla prima - painting. This is a fresh approach to painting where you create a painting in one session, using wet in wet paint. I will guide through sketching out the composition, using shadow shapes, color layers, texture and details. You will be working from a still life or a photograph. 

Plein Air Painting
Group Classes on locations around Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA.
$90 for a 3 hours workshop. ----------

Grab your art materials, hat and a coffee and join me for a Plein Air Painting session in some of Carmel's beautiful scenic locations. I will give a short demo to get you started, and more along the way. Every student will receive thoughtful feedback to their work in progress. Learn about composition, shadow shapes, palette, texture and more. Plein Air is all about simplifying and editing what you see. Work with any materials you like: oils, acrylic, watercolor, pastels, pencil, charcoal... If you don't have materials just pay a bit extra ($20). Beginners and all levels welcome, as are visitors to Carmel. Looking forward to painting with you!

Classical Painting
Private Lessons at my Studio in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
$795 for 8 lessons of 70 min.  ----------

This lessons package is designed to give you a thorough introduction to the oil painting techniques of the old masters.
With plenty of hands-on demonstrations I will guide you through the process of building up a painting, layer by layer, working from a still life or a photograph. Topics covered: initial sketch, monochromatic under-painting, color mixing, color layers, color glazes, using the tools and materials, medium, studio tips and more. 
If you haven’t done much drawing, I highly recommend taking a few drawing lessons prior to starting a classical painting.

Drawing Fundamentals
Private Lessons at my Studio in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
$85 for 70 min. lesson  (6 lessons discount: $460) ----------

Think of these lessons as a drawing-work-out. Together we will get you into tip top shape as a draftsman. Whether you want to pursue realism or abstract painting, sculpture or design - drawing is the language you need in order to express yourself visually. Drawing from a still life provides you with all the challenges of basic shape, form, proportion, light/shade and textures. 

Abstract/Freestyle Painting - Mixed Media
Private Lessons at my Studio in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
$110 for 70 min. lesson  (6 lessons discount: $595) ----------

Sky is the limit to your creativity. In these lessons we will take chances and make happy accidents, let loose and follow where the process takes you. Working with different paints: acrylic, ink, oils, crayons, charcoal. Experimenting with different grounds: canvas, board, paper, different types of gesso. Utilizing thickening agents to create texture. Various tools: brushes, palette knife, sponges and much more. I will prompt you with frameworks and inspiration to start working with abstraction.

Individual Coaching
at your space or my studio or via Zoom
$110 for a 70 min. session ----------

Individual Coaching consultations are meant for artists who would like feedback and conversation about their personal work in progress, career advice, questions about materials, motivation and more. I will tune into where you are at with your own work, listen to your queries and together we will work on finding positive solutions.