~ Fall 2020 Offerings ~

Monster Drawing Jam

(All Ages/ family art time)

Wednesdays 4pm-5pm

October 21st, 28th

Gather the whole family, grab your art supplies and let’s get silly with some monster drawings! Will your monsters be cute? Hairy? Scary? Scaley? Huge? Tiny? We can’t wait to meet them!

This is the beginning of a new workshop series hosted by Abrams Claghorn Gallery, so we’re starting off ‘donation based’. That means, anyone can join! All you have to do is click on this button and register!

The Comics Lab: Comics & Visual Storytelling (Teens)

Mondays 4pm-5:30pm

October 26th- December 14th

Students will dive into the process, tools and technique for creating their own comics stories and characters. They will learn how to use different text/image relationships, expression, sound effects, layout and panel structure to bring their stories to life. From writing through sketching to inking, students will follow the unique process of comics to tap into their own creativity and explore new exciting ways to tell stories.

Figure Drawing: Drawing People and Faces (Adults)

Saturdays 1pm-3pm

October 10th- December 19th

Learn to draw the figure, facial expressions, and portraits. We will focus on proportion and anatomy, line quality, value and composition strategies to improve your technical skills. Explore different methods and approaches while drawing from reference, observation and a live model. All levels welcome.


Thursdays 4pm-6pm

November 12th, 19th, December 3rd

Want to learn how to edit and manipulate your digital photos to make them look better, and create new image combinations that go beyond the limitations of reality? Students will be introduced to the basic tools and functions of photo editing software using Pixlr, an online photo editor program (similar to Adobe Photoshop). Students will learn fundamental digital imaging concepts, such as image size and resolutions, layers, image adjustments, contrast, selection and combination. As students learn to navigate this software, they will create their own digital collages by combining images of their choice to create new surreal compositions.

In recent years I’ve been spending more and more of my time as a teaching artist. Working with kids, teens and adults on different ways to tap into their creativity, expand their skill set and tell their own stories. My classes range from comic book illustration, figure drawing, screen printing, mini zines making, murals painting and more. I am passionate about visual language as an empowering means of self expression and am excited to share my experience with students of all ages and backgrounds.

Some Free Online Lessons Created for the Richmond Art Center