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Current Classes

 

Museum Leaders in Training, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

     

Past Classes

Sound Communication, Virginia Commonwealth University

Teen Leadership Program, Art 180

Basic Design for Non Art Students, George Mason University

Basic Design for Art Students, George Mason University

Basic Drawing, Virginia Commonwealth University  

Art Foundation Digital Lab, Virginia Commonwealth University

Figure Drawing, Virginia Commonwealth University

Digital Lab, Virginia Commonwealth University

Perspective and 3-D Line Drawing, Virginia Commonwealth University

Art Appreciation, J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Color Theory, J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Basic Painting, J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Basic Drawing, J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Drawing II, J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Life Drawing, J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

2d Painting, Summer Intensive Virginia Commonwealth University

     

 

Student Portfolio

Sound Communications

 

 

 

Teaching Philosophy

As I teacher, I emphasize that research, exploration and curiosity are critical skills for the contemporary artist and art student.  Studio instruction involves constant conversation with students about what they are looking at, fundamentally, and what they are seeing, conceptually.  In these conversations, I challenge students to rethink techniques and processes in order to overcome obstacles. I also stress the importance of considering art history, theory and contemporary issues, which can provide inspiration and understanding. Learning to speak eloquently and intelligently about one’s work, I believe, is absolutely fundamental to arts education.  My goal is to help a student develop his or her own voice.  Moreover, I instruct how the use of that voice can enable a more-fully informed understanding of one’s own work, as well as the work of others. 

I constantly challenge my students to participate in critiques, discussions, and in-class lectures that includes literature, music, dance, film, public art, online collaboration and communication, and other art forms.

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