Upward Bound Drawing at Cornell

Upward Bound Drawing at Cornell

This is my third year teaching art classes to the students in the Cornell Upward Bound program. Today we worked on figure drawing and some portraiture, in charcoal on large format paper, with a model. And the model is a young woman who took private art lessons from me...
Faces of Zebratown

Faces of Zebratown

This is the second year in a row that I have had the privilege of working with students at the Elmira Alternative High School on an arts in education project where they read a book and use it as a point of departure for their own poetry and visual art. This year the...
Drawing Plants

Drawing Plants

This past Wednesday, I met with four classes of third graders at Van Etten elementary school in Van Etten, New York. We talked about the fact that both scientists and artists need to use their skills of observation in their work. We used pencil, colored pencil, and...
Drawing – Middle School in Spencer, NY

Drawing – Middle School in Spencer, NY

As you may have noticed on the calendar, I’ve been teaching a drawing class at the local Middle School after school. I was inspired by the snowy landscape here in rural central New York state. Sometimes the skies are much darker than the earth all covered in...