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I am often asked and usually am able carry’ 2-4 private students

year-round. Presently I have one private student with 2 more

starting in January 2019. 

I meet weekly with my students, year-round, at the student's home.

My rates are reasonable and do represent a serious commitment on both our parts to the process. My class meetings are usually 90min.

I charge $60 an hour & $80 for 90min- when paid monthly-**.

90% of past student's classes were 90 min in length. 

(*I invoice before the start of each month. there is a $5/hr supplemental fee when/if classes are paid weekly)


During our meeting time we review: work assigned, accomplished successes, future challenges, present topics, school assignments, A/P requirements, many other artists works to keep students aware of what is being created in the art world, here and abroad.

My class is designed for students who're interested in ultimately taking their creative ability and drawing skills to an higher level and who want to advance within a friendly 'studio environment'. 

Demonstrations and critiques are apart of the weekly scenario. In short, a private class consists precisely of what we do in a group class, albeit more concentrated and focused thereby bringing exponentially better developed works. Students work from life &/or photos - either heir own or provided by instructor. . Sixty- two private students since 2002,

61 graduated with 60 accepted into their University of choice......" None failed to gain admission.

Undergrad: Ringling College of Art, F.I.T., Alabama, Auburn, Art Institute, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Parsons School of Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Cal. Arts, GSU, UGA, KSU, MICA, Valdosta, SCADCarnegie Melon, Trinity College at Temple U., Appalachian State, Grandview U., Corcoran.

MFA programs: SCAD, Syracuse University Overseas Study (1yr masters program/architecture in Florence, Italy);

School of the Visual Arts, New Paltz.

Teen Drawing & Portfolio Development



A dynamic series of drawing class sessions offered in five locations in Metro area, focused on teenage artists of all levels. Also an important choice for high school AP Studio & Portfolio Preparation students to build, improve & refine their work, focus their skills & for those looking to experiment in their portfolios.

It is highly recommended for junior and senior high school students.  Students work in a project-based format to create 3 & 4 dimensional drawings! The basic tenets/principals of drawing and rendering are incorporated within the process & each project moves students further along in their development. Initially working mostly from photos - theirs or instructor provided. Beginner to intermediate students work with grids to ensure they understand & can create proportional perspective. We will work large (18x24), initially in graphite/charcoal (vine & compressed) to establish a solid understanding of value, then we move onto color. Classes are progressive, students can join at any time, and each successive session builds upon the last. 

Supplies lists available on Center websites. 


PORTRAIT DRAWING for Adults & Teens (Age 16 up)


SATURDAY's 9:30am - 12noon

 01/11 -- 03/07/20 
 03/14 -- 03/28/20  

Teen Drawing & Portfolio Development


TUESDAY's 4:45pm – 6:45pm.

1/07 -- 02/25/20

3/03-- 03/24/20


SPRUILL CENTER for the ARTS (Dunwoody)

5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30338  770-394-3447 http://www.spruillarts.org,   




Cherokee ART Center (Canton)

Adult & Teen Drawing Class

Winter 2020: 

SATURDAYs 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

01/11 -- 02/01/20

02/08 -- 02/29/20

  03/07-- 03/28/20  

94 North St., Canton, GA 30114,   770.704.6244   http://cherokeearts.org 
CLASS MEETS MONTHLY in a progressive manner, each building on the last, :
$100/4weeks  (Ages: 12 - 19)  





Elm Street ART Center (Woodstock) 

Teen Drawing & Portfolio Develo​pment

Monthly 2020:

WEDNESDAYs 6:00pm - 8:00pm

8534 Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188  678-494-4251  http://www.elmstreetarts.org 

$80/4weeks  (Ages 12-19)