Mentoring & Classes

Mentoring - On-Line / E-mail / Phone

The beginning!

"Water Oak"
Pastel 16"x12" SOLD

Mentoring is a term for feedback and instruction, one-on-one between a student and teacher. Are you stuck, or do you want feedback to help you raise your level. Artists can benefit from an unbiased discussion about their work no matter the level of their art. Discussions and critique can be about the technical application, the design / composition, or  theories pertaining to value, color, temperature, and harmony... among others. The teacher provides constructive critique and suggestions based on the student’s stated goals.

Plan #1: In-depth critique ... two to three paintings and discussion by e-mail or phone about those paintings and the critique comments made by me. A fee of $50 will be charged for each request of this type.

Plan #2: Time frame based mentoring ...If you are interested in an on-going type of mentoring, such as a specific time frame, we can structure something based on a monthly fee. Example: Month Fee $150 - broken into four weeks .. one or two paintings for critique and e-mail discussion about it weekly, not to exceed two teacher to student responses to questions.... Or, one phone call with one e-mail. To clarify, this mentoring structure would be a weekly critique and discussion for four continuous weeks.

Potential students should contact me with a request and short explanation first! All payments will be made through Paypal. Once payment has been received, I will e-mail you with a few questions and instructions to submit your images.

Classes and Workshops

One-Day Workshop - The Red Cockerill Gallery
2845 Cemetery St., Austell, GA 30106 - 770-944-3160
"Art with A Twist" classes at

One-Day Workshop - Cost ... $130 
Pastel or Oil

I will teach a one-day workshop at Red Cockerill on Saturday, January 17. You can take this workshop in either pastel or oil! The cost is $130 for the full day, which will include a demo in the morning, a catered lunch, and painting time for students in the afternoon. I will make many rounds to discuss and help you with your vision!

Registration is through the gallery, so be sure to secure your spot for this one!

Pastel, Oil or Acrylic -  Studio or Plein Air Workshop
Melbourne/ Indialantic, Florida
Feb. 25 - March 1, 2015 - Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat. and Sunday
-- choose your own days!Take three or more, at $10 off per day.

Melbourne / Indialantic, Florida Workshop - Held Annually
2015 - Feb. 25 - March 1
Florida is a special workshop I do each year ----
And you can choose your own days, take one, two, three, four or all five!

I have done this workshop for 11 years, this would be #12. There are many returning students each year, and several new ones each year! The intention for this workshop is to have each student plan the days they can come -- just one day, or all five. You can paint in the studio or plein air on the grounds of my host for the workshop. This location is beautiful and is along the intercoastal waterway. I will discuss creating studies, working from photographs as if you were outdoors, doing thumbnails and notans .... among all the other theories you may need to create your own personal vision.... instead of thinking of creating a "painting." This thought process most times takes the pressure off trying too hard! Try it, you'll like it and it might just give you a boost to try more!  And, I do not teach you to paint like me ... we find your vision!
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