Maryland Institute College of Art (Post Baccaulaureatte)
The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture (Master's)
I am a working artist with a studio in Brooklyn. I am also a Professor of Art at a CUNY school (BMCC) for 5 years. I teach Drawing I, Drawing II, Life/Figure Drawing, Painting I, Sculpture I, and 2-D Design/Color Theory. In addition to these courses I am involved with both the school's drawing and painting clubs. In all of my classes I teach an art history element, bringing in specific artists work to look at based upon the lesson plan and concepts covered for that class. I also take all my classes to area museums- I teach drawing classes at The Brooklyn Museum, The MoMA, and The Metropolitan Museum of art. At BMCC, I mentor my students in portfolio preparation for transfer to 4 year art college and university art programs. My students have been accepted into SVA, FIT, RISD, Pratt, MICA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Otis college of art and design, SUNY Purchase, and SUNY New Paltz.
My teaching style is geared towards the individual student. In my University classes I teach drawing, painting, and sculpting representational subject matter from direct observation (working directly from life). Therefore, with older students (High school) my emphasis would be on working from direct observation. In my portfolio preparation courses I research the students institutions of interest and their expectations for their potential students portfolio content. The student and I then build an appropriate portfolio. For younger students, my individual tutoring is based upon developmentally appropriate lesson planning that I studied at Teachers College Columbia University. Explorative classes are taken that are sensitive to the students art curriculum in their regular school.
Areas of expertise that I can teach: Drawing (all mediums: graphite, ink, conte, charcoal, collage, etc.) Painting (watercolors, acrylics, and oils) Pastels (soft and oil) Collage.
While my primary experience teaching art is with 18-22 year old students, I have taught all ages in after school programs, and I was a children's tennis coach for 8 years, working primarily with ages 7-15. I am a passionate artist, and equally passionate educator. I feel that I have a lot to offer, I'd love to help anyone who wants to learn more about the world of art!!
I am a working artist with a studio in Brooklyn. I am also a Professor of Art at a CUNY school (BMCC) for 5 years. I teach Drawing I, Drawing II, Life/Figure Drawing, Painting I, Sculpture I, and 2-D Design/Color Theory. In addition to these courses I am involved with both the school's drawing and painting clubs. In all of my classes I teach an
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I took over 21 credit hours of art history as an undergraduate, 6 more as a post baccalaureate, and over 18 credit hours during my MFA, for a total of 45 hours. I always utilize art history in my lesson plans as a university professor. I also have extensive knowledge of the NYC museum collections, having taught drawing classes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, and the Brooklyn Museum.
I have trained as perceptual drawer since 2000. I studied drawing at the Maryland Institute College of Art, an internationally renowned art school. In 2009, after studying for 3 years, I received my MFA from the New York Studio School (NYSS). NYSS is renowned for its drawing marathon program wherein students draw for 80 hours during a 2 week period. I have attended 6 of these marathons, and subsequently taught 9 marathons.
I studied perceptual figure and landscape painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) with renowned representational painters. In 2009, I received my MFA in Painting and Drawing from the New York Studio School, after an intensive 3 year program of drawing and painting from life. Since 2010, I have taught Painting classes and color theory classes at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and at The New York Studio School. I carry on the working philosophies I learned by teaching my students the value and importance of painting directly from life.