In this traditional approach to drawing and painting, what will be taught and focused upon are perspective, value and composition in order for the student to develop strong visual language skills. The program of study begins with a specific focus on drawing, since drawing is the foundation upon which all great traditional art is built. Throughout this training, emphasis is placed on accuracy, or more specifically: seeing and rendering correctly such things as line quality, hard and soft edges, proportion, positive and negative space, abstract shape and form and the full range of values.

Program of study progression:

One, two and three point perspective

Creating the nine step value scale

Value study still life

Cast drawing in graphite and charcoal

Still life in full color

Painting the Landscape: *(held outdoors.)

The Portrait in charcoal

The Portrait in oil

Cost: Private, one on one lessons are $50.00 per hour