I’m always brainstorming ways to make classical training as accessible as possible. For so long, art lovers and those who love to draw could not find the training we were looking for: Clear methods for improvement, supported by historical tradition, offered in progressive steps.
We would look at the “Old Masters” and we thought artists of the past were just “born with it” - the elusive ability to capture the visual world.
But now we know: There are traditional methods of training that worked for 500 years, the same methods that propelled the artists of the past to the pinnacles of human achievement, and also educated society as a whole about the grand tradition of art.
I think these traditional techniques of careful observation and slow execution really are the best way for artists of all temperaments, at all stages of development, to see dramatic improvement in their abilities. I believe it because I see it every day in the development of my students.
I want everyone to get a taste of the benefits of classical training. So I’ve decided to offer a more flexible way to study, so more of us can fit regular practice into our daily lives.
I’m now offering the ability to register for 8 Flexible Sessions in my Still Life and Cast classes. Flex classes are offered four days per week, and students can attend one or all per week, the same days or different days each week, for a total of 8 classes within two months.
Beginners and those new to my studio get an accessible introduction to the basics.
Current and returning students are also welcome to take advantage of this more flexible format.
Tuesdays, Thursdays: 1:30-4:30pm
Saturdays, Sundays: 10am-1pm
My new Flex Series starts this fall, students can choose their days and months at the link:
This is an incredibly exciting time and I’m grateful to live in an era in which we can all benefit from the resurgence of Classical Realist training, I hope you can join us!