Wednesday, December 30, 2015


I am looking forward to working with some familiar artists who have become friends and some new ones!

Offered only one time a the MIXED MEDIA MASTERCLASS. This online workshop is for intermediate and advanced artists that are looking to refine their skills to produce professional works for the fine or commercial art marketplace.

Artists will work on their own self-generated projects at a pace they feel comfortable with. In addition to weekly assistance with portfolio enhancement and development, the class will cover a variety of topics from professional business practices, promotional strategies, merchandising, social media and public relations to studio practices, experimental and traditional painting techniques and an exciting multitude of artistic inspirational resources. In a nut shell, I will assist you in creating some amazing mixed-media art as well as offer guidance for your art business!

Artists that attend my online workshops come from all over the globe, making the online experience rich and rewarding to be a part of. You can choose to work on works of art, launch a brand, start a websitedevelop an identity package, set up a social media presencecreate a video of your workdevelop a merchandise line, create a multimedia intellectual property or a combination of art and business etc. Discussions regarding personal outlook, growth and development will also help each artist to explore and expand upon their own creative process as well as establish successful business goals for the long term.

The workshop is run as an eight-week online workshop. I have set-up a private resource blog to serve as the interactive platform for the class. It will have articles, videos, downloads and links that will act as valuable supplementation to the class critiques. I will be in the classroom Monday through Friday reviewing in-process and finished works. Take this as an opportunity to do something really extraordinary, making an impact on your career for years to come!

Start Date: January 9 to March 3, 2016

Course Length: 8 weeks - $400.00

Enrollment is Limited to 12! Early enrollment is advisable. Offered only one time a year.

Multidimensional bas-relief details each custom designed.
If you love mixed-media, mythology and painting the figure, you  will enjoy my six week workshop FIGURE PAINTING IN MIXED MEDIA: The Mythical Realm

The mythical figure has inspired artists for centuries. Let it inspire you too! This highly informative online workshop explores experimental approaches to painting the mythical figure in thematic fantastical settings, using both two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques. Topics include drawing and painting the fantastical figure, altering and restructure facial features and body proportions to create believable characters as well as painting magical environments using mixed-media techniques.

Demonstration featured in Fall 2015 issue of Acrylic Artist Magazine
All assignments  encourage exploration into a multitude of mythological, cultural and historical sources. Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Celtic, Norse, East Asian, African and Native American mythology, legends, fairy tales and folklore are just some of the areas of prospective interest. Artists are also encouraged to develop their own mythological stories to illustrate. 

Other topics include the use of costuming, decorative motifs and ornamentation, cultural iconography and architectural detail in works of the mythical realm.

With visually inspiring imagery, insightful readings, thought-provoking videos, creative exercises and step-by-step demonstrations, artists will discover a plethora of exciting two-dimensional and three-dimensional techniques to employ in their own fantastical works. This online workshop is for intermediate and advanced figurative artists who are interested in using mixed-media techniques to add that magical, transforming element to their work!

Start Date: January 4 to February 12, 2016
Course Length: 6 weeks
Tuition: $300.00

NEW: FANTASTICAL DREAMSCAPES: Creating Magical Environments in Mixed Media is a new online class! This highly informative online workshop will explore experimental approaches to painting dreamy vistas in mixed media, using both two-dimensional and three-dimensional techniques. The workshop will cover the creation of mystical landscapes, waterscapes and cityscapes in imaginative, abstract settings that are inspired from mythology, fairy tales, folklore, classical literature and poetry.

With visually inspiring imagery, insightful readings, thought-provoking videos, creative exercises and step-by-step demonstrations, artists will discover a plethora of exciting two-dimensional and three-dimensional techniques to employ in their own fantastical dreamy vistas. For intermediate and advanced artists who are looking to create magical, dream-like environments, this workshop will be a valuable resource and an ongoing source for creative inspiration! 

Start Date:
 January 4 to February 12, 2016
Course Length: 6 weeks
Tuition: $300.00

For intriguing mixed-media techniques, check out my book Experimental Painting.  

If you are interested but can't make this session, subscribe to my mailing list!

I love teaching and working with other artists that are as passionate about the creative process as I am. You can check out an interview from The Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market on me that does a good job on explaining my philosophies on art, creativity and the importance of creative collaboration. To know a little about my background and interests there is another interview from 

I have authored seven books on mixed-media art and creative self promotion as well as a hundreds of articles for many of the industry's leading art publications. In addition, I teach in several of the top MFA (Master of Fine Art) programs in the United States, assisting talented artists in elevating their brand and promoting their work. I have lectured and taught workshops at the following institutions:

American Institute of Graphic Arts
The Society of Illustrators, NYC
The Art Students League of NY
The National Illustration Conference
The Norman Rockwell Museum
Columbus Society of Communicating Arts
The Hartford Art School
University of the Arts
The Artist Network University
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online
NH Creative Club
Pratt Institute
Parsons School of Design
Savannah College of Art & Design
Kendall College of Art & Design
Southern Utah University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Syracuse University
Sage College of Albany
Marywood University
Kutztown University
New Jersey City University
The University of New Hampshire
The University of Kansas
Keene State College
Notre Dame College
NH Institute of Art
Rochester Institute of Technology
Delgado Community College
Sharon Arts Center
Northampton Community College
NYC Final Cut Pro
Rivier College
Notre Dame College
Hesser College

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