I love art. It is through art that one can safely ask questions, make mistakes, push boundaries, and be free. I have been a working artist for over 10 years. I completed a MFA in Photography from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and then went on to teach at a University in Utah for 3 years. Since then I have been working on my art and raising 3 children in the LA area.
The classes I teach are set up as a traditional studio environment. We discuss art theory, study art history and tackle problem-solving. We get messy. We have fun. We make great art.
Students will have the opportunity in these classes to use such materials as oil and chalk pastels, pencil, ink, acrylic and watercolor paint on a variety of quality papers, canvas and other surfaces. Artists will begin to learn basic shape, gesture, portrait and still life drawing techniques. Children will become more familiar with the terms collage, abstract, non-objective, still-life space, and push/pull.
I only have two rules in my classes:
1. You must wear shoes at all times.
2. Everything we make is valid. We never speak poorly of a peer's work.