With a passion for teaching painting and drawing, I bring over fifteen years of teaching and administrative experience as Associate Professor of Art at New College of Florida, a small public liberal arts college on Florida's Gulf Coast. Teaching all levels of undergraduate painting and drawing within a small, two-person art program requires creative course engineering. My courses address a range of creative and technical challenges from foundational skills to thematic ideation, encouraging students to build personalized vocabularies, and command of diverse materials and techniques. My courses offer tangible, real-world competencies in painting and drawing in ways that make abstract concepts and ideas visible. Designed to balance everyday events, diverse materials, and diverse perspectives, while navigating the challenges and complexities of art, my teaching aims to bring about thematic and technical equilibrium, encouraging students to usher diverse modalities into their studio practice. From charcoal drawing to digital media, each tradition offers the potential to expand the historically rich and layered process of constructing a visual narrative. With the notion that meaning is contingent, flexible, and relational, I approach art making as a process of negotiation, rooted in slow and careful observation.
Building skills inside the studio...
...and outside the studio.