Learning to draw is learning to see,
Learning to paint is learning to imagine.
I mostly teach drawing and painting objects in relationship to each other: people, landscapes, or still-life. Not because it’s a higher form of art but because it’s:
How I learned to draw and paint and how I teach:
How to recognize and organize 2-D shapes on the paper or canvas;
Turning 2-D shapes into simple 3-D forms using shading, then crafting the different forms together into complex forms;
A diversity tools and materials and how to use them;
That vocabulary matters: to be able to understand the difference between a shape and a form, composition, design and design principals, tone, hue, value and color temperature and color intensity is to be able to use them;
Except for depicting specific objects the guidelines for creating abstract art are the same as for realistic art, including the awareness of movements and rhythm within the subject and between the elements, basic color principals, and how to create space;
Group lessons are being held Thursday mornings at my studio, 144 Moody Str, Waltham, MA
Registration form is below
Classes, or lessons, last about two hours for evenings and slightly longer for daytime. The cost for group lessons is $300 for 6 lessons or $60 per single lesson (with one day notice please); for private lessons it is $400 for 6 lessons or $75 per lesson.
I also teach at the New Art Center in Newtonville, MA
3 mornings a week. Free free to ask for a recommendation if you’d like.