Upcoming classes opening in March and April!

It’s been a VERY successful winter semester at the Worcester Art Museum with lots of laughs and amazing creativity. After a brief respite I’ll be back March 24th to start anew with two new weekend classes. Check ’em out!

Drawing and Painting, 5-7 years old

Enjoy looking at paintings in the Museum. Then, have fun learning about color, texture and line while you create your own drawings and paintings with tempera paints, oil pastels, watercolors and much more!

Express Yourself!, 8-10 years old

Get inspired in the Museum and let loose your creativity. Experiment in sculpture, printmaking, paint and other materials to develop fun, colorful and experimental projects.

 And in other news —

I’ve just signed on to teach a class for 3rd-5th graders starting in April at the New Art Center in Newton, MA!

Architects Building Studio

 Bring your ideas to life in this fun class that moves from 2D into 3D. Using architecture and the built environment as our theme, students will develop their ideas in drawings, and then use their drawings as a basis for creating 3D models and sculptures.  If you can imagine a world underwater, or a city of tree houses, this class is for you!

Tentative Lesson Plan for the Semester

This is an idea of how I prepare for a semester of art classes at the Worcester Art Museum. A lot of things are missing in this early stage, like how I’ll tie each class with the Massachusetts Visual Art Curriculum and how much unspecific time I want to give each project. Even though it’s not yet written down, I already have such ideas/plans in my head that evolved as I planned. If you look close and use your imagination, you can see how each lesson is a progression of the last and loosely tied to each. For me, it all starts with a theme or final project that I want students to achieve, with each class a step towards that end direction. A lot goes into preparing a semester, not all of it is listed here — I have to keep some surprises alive!

Portraits, Landscapes, & Sculptures / Explore Your World

New classes!

Happy new year! I’m pleased to announce my upcoming Saturday classes at the Worcester Art Museum. Classes begin January 14th and end March 10th.
With a variety of materials students and I will be exploring and creating landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, and more. We’ll also be learning about famous artists from different parts of our world!
Students will be studying works of the past to inspire new works of their own with subject matter that is real, and some that is surreal. Lessons will be both two dimensional and three dimension with a final project that incorporates both.
To register for my classes, simply click on the links above.

Fall Semester 2011

I can’t believe coworkers and I wrapped up the Fall semester at the Worcester Art Museum last week. Time unbelievably flies when you’re having fun! I decided to post some images of in process work and completed pieces. The feedback from students and parents on my Drawing and Painting classes this term were terrific and I’m glad kids not only had fun, but learned a thing or two. Happy holidays, everyone!

Lifesize andriods designed to save planet Earth!

A paint bug: lesson with sponge painting and light, middle, & dark tones.


No, I’m not dressed as the pope. It’s the beginning of an alien disguise that will combine organic & geometric shapes.

A group of very serious artists with their final pieces that incorporated both drawing and painting.

New classes!

I can’t believe it’s already October! I’ve been so busy with the beginning of new semester of public school (I’ll blog about that later), that I hadn’t realized my Saturday classes at the Worcester Art Museum begin next week! I still have openings in both, so please spread the word!

Beginning October 8th,

Drawing 8-10 years old – Really get an understanding of the basics of drawing and begin building on that for more indepth drawing techniques. A great way to start before taking a Painting class!

Drawing and Painting from Life 11-13 years old – Working from still lifes and models (some of whom willl be special guests) the corrolation of drawing and painting will be fully explored while students and I sketch, draw, and paint with a final piece to be presented at the end of the eight week term.

What inspires an eight year old?

Summer classes at the Worcester Art Museum fly by so fast I often don’t have time to study what students have produced for their final projects. That is, until I prepare for the museum’s special end of summer youth art show. We especially had fun during a five day, “Express Yourself” class. This was a project in which I conducted a formal art lesson for one hour and a second hour was given to students to develop their own art piece in whatever medium they chose. The theme of the piece had to be a reflection of what inspires them to do art. Everyone produced different answers, from nature, shapes, to fairy tales, and food. I am incredibly pleased with the paintings, sculptures, and poems that were created and presented last Friday. The student art show opens September 21st.

Upcoming classes

Here are two classes I’ll be teaching for the first half of Session 2 in August at the Worcester Art Museum!

August 8-12

Drawing Your World (8-10 years old)
Explore landscape, cityscape and dreamscape in the galleries. Then draw your own beautiful world using inks, watercolors, oil pastels and other drawing materials.

Express Yourself! (8-10 years old)
Get inspired in the Museum and let loose your creativity. Experiment in sculpture, printmaking, paint and other materials to develop fun, colorful and experimental projects.