Teaching Workshops


For the past two weeks, I have been teaching children’s art workshops for the River Region Art Association. I taught painting and drawing to kids, 9-15 years old. This coming week I will be teaching in Hammond for the Hammond Art Guild. I won’t be driving back and forth this time, rather I will be staying with my niece just outside of Hammond. This workshop is an oil painting class for Adults. I think it will be fun  teaching adult students for a change. My mantra for teaching painting and drawing of still life’s for children and adults is “How do you paint a whole still life…Answer?one object at a time. ” That takes away an overwhelming feeling that many get when they are faced with creating a still life by drawing or painting what they see.

7/23/13 My first class  of the workshop in Hammond went well. We work together for three hours every afternoon this week. My niece, Melinda Holloway, who lives in the suburbs of Hammond is taking the class….”Painting with Oils.” I am staying with Melinda and her family while teaching in Hammond. We are starting out with some painting exercises which are designed to allow the student to become familiar with color, line, blending, and drawing individual objects from the whole still life. Everyone did well yesterday and today we will learn how to paint folds in cloth. We  then put our selection of a part of the still life on the canvas to get ready to paint our under painting, the first layer of paint on a painting. During this stage we can note the darks and the lights that we see in the group of objects chosen.Paint is applied in a thin layer of oil paint which has been diluted with turpentine. Once we do that we will begin painting the second layer of paints.