It's that time of year again and I'm ready to start teaching. Throughout the summer it's nice to have a break and work on my own stuff, but I miss teaching. I had a busy summer this year with my first semester of grad school at the Florence Academy and I gained a huge amount of information so that will now heighten my own style and way of teaching.
My classes for this fall are drawing and watercolor and I'm teaching a new course called Advanced Drawing for the Ridgewood Community School. I'm proud that I'm pioneering this new course for the school and that I can share a bunch of knowledge. All my classes are always based on the principles and the craft of drawing and painting; I don't believe in tricks or special methods because there's no "exact method" of painting or drawing (there are many roads to Rome). I also emphasis the importance of repetition and getting the hours of practice in to develop an individual approach; there's no shortcuts.
I always feel very thankful that I get to teach this information because I truly love it: the history, methods, materials and everything is really a complete fascination and obsession for me. Looking forward to a great semester!