Sunday, June 23, 2019


demos from DAAP Camp Drawing Intensive

recent figure drawings, all made at Manifest Drawing Center

 photo credit: Michael Everett

photo credit: Michael Everett

Last week was the DAAP Drawing Intensive High School Day Camp. I've taught in the Drawing Intensive camp for the past four years, but this was my first year also running the camp. It was, as always, an intense and joyful week. We had so many great students who were curious and enthusiastic. The other teachers and college student workers were inspiring and empathetic, and they made the camp not only an incredible education but also a lot of fun.

I feel very lucky to be able to split my time between painting and teaching - two jobs that I absolutely love. There aren't many photos documenting my teaching, so I'm grateful that Michael Everett at DAAP was able to capture these moments. The book I'm holding in the first photo is Drawing Lessons From the Great Masters by Robert Beverly Hale, one of my favorite teaching resources.

That being said, the planning in the months leading up to camp as well as the actual camp last week made a serious dent in my studio time. Hence, this month's late blog post (my apologies, dear reader). I'm back in the groove this week. I have a couple of shows coming up later this year and a studio full of new (mostly finished) work that I can't wait to share with you.

Stay tuned!