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Portrait drawing workshop for ages 55+ Register now!

In conjunction with CURE (Center for Urban and Regional Excellence) at IU Northwest, I will be teaching a (FREE) 4-week workshop during the month of April for artists 55+ of all skill levels who have a desire to learn to draw the human face.

Don’t be intimidated by figure or portrait drawing!

Drawing the human form is no different from drawing any other subject matter: this workshop will help you to recognize the combination of lines and shapes that comprise the human face, in a fun environment. Over the course of four, two-hour workshops, we will study the individual features of the human face, learn and sharpen techniques for drawing and shading with graphite pencil and charcoal, and complete a finished portrait drawing from a photograph of each participant’s choice.

  • This four-part workshop will be held from 10:00am-12:00pm on Fridays, April 6, 13, 20, & 27 at Indiana University Northwest. All materials are provided.
  • Senior University workshops are free and open to all those age 55 and better
  • Registration is required. To register, call the Center for Urban and Regional Excellence at 219-980-6907 or email us at curesu@iun.edu

Come and meet new people, learn new skills, and have fun!


Changes to my website!

While ads have never appeared on my website when viewed on a computer, they have been apparently showing up in obnoxious numbers on phones! I apologize for this annoyance, and the problem has been taken care of.

So… please feel free to browse the pages of my website on your smartphone unhindered by distracting unauthorized advertising!

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Lots of new work just added to my gallery.

Lots of new work, and thrilled to share it! Click here


A glimpse of new work

This is an installation shot of a few of my 11 new paintings just completed, and just recently photographed.

 


South Shore Arts 74th Annual Salon Show

The 74th Annual Show, sponsored by South Shore Arts is on exhibit at the Munster center for Visual and Performing Arts though October 25, 2017.
I was honored to receive the Renee and Sam Denmark Memorial Award today for my piece, Comfort Zone Deliberation, from my current body of work.

 


Eight Reasons for Enrolling in a Drawing Class

There is still time to register for my six-week drawing course for adults ages 55+ through CURE‘s (Center for Urban and Regional Excellence) Senior University program at Indiana University Northwest!

Why should YOU take a drawing class?

  1. Drawing and art making are activities that anyone can do, at any age, anywhere
  2. Doing new things, especially things that challenge you, will keep your brain sharp!
  3. Drawing can be a very relaxing activity
  4. Drawing can be a great tool to process and express emotions, or relieve stress
  5. You will have FUN
  6. You will meet some new people
  7. You will feel really good about accomplishing something new
  8. (P.S., this class is also free!)

Whether you have never tried to draw (or never thought you could!), haven’t picked up art supplies in a very long time, or want to take your drawing to a new level, this class is for you! Weekly classes will introduce and reinforce concepts such as line, value, proportion and form, and composition while exploring expression with pencil, charcoal, and pen, drawing from both photographs and real life.

Classes will meet on Wednesdays between 2-4pm, July 26-August 30.

* This class is free, and all  materials are provided, but you must register!

Register today by calling 219-980-6978 or by emailing cureiun@iun.edu


Drawing Classes for Adults 55 and Up

I will be teaching a six-week drawing course for adults ages 55 and up through the  Center for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE) Senior University program at Indiana University Northwest!

Drawing Hands, M.C. Escher, 1948

Did you know that drawing is a skill that anyone can learn?

Learning to “see” is the first key in learning how to draw. This fun class introduces beginners to important drawing skills and concepts, while helping those with previous drawing experiences advance in their skills. Six weekly classes will introduce and reinforce concepts such as line, value, proportion, and form. Students will gain confidence as they learn about composition and shading with pencil, charcoal, and pen, drawing from both photographs and real life. Everyone who participates in the class will achieve success in drawing!

Classes will meet on Wednesdays between 2-4pm, July 26-August 30.

* This class is free, and all  materials are provided, but you must register!

Register today by calling 219-980-6978 or by emailing cureiun@iun.edu.

 

 

For more information about CURE programming and projects, visit http://www.iun.edu/cure/programs/index.htm


Drawing classes for kids ages 10-12 at IU Northwest starting soon!

Attention parents of 10-12 year olds in or near Northwest Indiana!

There are still spaces available at Indiana University Northwest’s first Kids College session.

I will be teaching a Drawing class for kids ages 10-12 meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00-11:30am, June 13-22. 

This will be a fun class is for beginners as well as those students who want to take their drawing skills to the next level! Students will gain confidence as they learn and incorporate new skills and concepts including proportion, composition, and shading techniques for pencil and charcoal to create bold and realistic drawings.

Fact: IU Northwest has been rated the safest IU campus!

Please help spread the word, click here for the flyer and register your child here today!

 

 


New painting added to IU Northwest’s collection

 

I am thrilled to have one of my most recent paintings purchased by Indiana University Northwest!

I am hoping this piece finds a great new home on the walls of the new Arts & Sciences building opening for classes this fall!

 

 

 

 

Foreshadow, recall, and the tension of freedom; 24″ x 48″, oil and wax on panel.


New Work from Spring 2017

I have been working on a new but related body of work, exploring the role of memory in shaping our identities and self-awareness, and the internal and external influences that constitute our autobiographies, our life stories and myths. Each of these new pieces references ideas of perception and identity, selectively appropriating shadows from archived family images.

The painting below is oil and wax on Arches oil paper, (which I am loving.) This piece is a bit smaller (22″ x 30″), but I am working on larger pieces, and am concurrently painting on panels. Those images will follow!

A glimpse of you, or someone else;
22″ x 30″, oil and wax on paper.