I've been teaching Art Studio courses (1-12th) at The River Academy, 2007-present. My curriculum focus is on foundational classical drawing and painting skills with a peppering of sculpture and a smattering of art history. On the side, I also enjoy teaching small group and private lessons. Please contact me for more information and we will find something to fit your needs. Scroll down to see...
For current student work check out artsonia.com, search for The River Academy, Wenatchee WA. (we've posted over 15,648 works!)
My elementary classes work with the Elements of Art: Line, Shape, Form, Color, Texture, Value & Space. Observational skills are practiced in a fun variety of ways.
7/8th grade focus on basic design skills: they love 1 and 2pt perspective work. Creating their 'Dream Room' is always challenging. It's a tough skill to teach. And once they 'get it'- so very satisfying.
12th Grade Master Class. By their senior year these students are ready to choose a Master painting to copy. It's a challenging process that takes alot of patience. This is the cap-stone art project at TRA.
Copying from a grid is the ultimate observational assignment. In addition, my lessons incorporate what their learning in the classroom. This example is Homer.
10th grade study Greek and Roman classics, in art, we replicate the classics.
Every year we study self portraiture. This year was by altering photo images and creating a collaborative display!
Album Cover Art: Pybus Market 'Art Lovers Sunday 2017- I continue to include a 'makers table' at this event each year. Please contact for private classes.
Adult Painting classes (Please contact to schedule)
2020: Sip & Paint (Archibald James Cider at Cafe Mela)
2015 Gruenwold Guild: acrylic painting class
Fun Projects: Stools and tables
CIDER & ART CLASSES: ARCHIBALD JAMES WINE & CIDER 2018-2019
TRA: Student work: 'Shoe Art'. Displayed in front window at Palmer Shoe's, Wenatchee WA. (We contined to show work here for four years, until their retirement)