Classes & Tuition

Think Globally, Study Locally

In addition to creating my own work, I teach classes in classical drawing and traditional oil painting, as well as providing private mentorship.
I offer these lessons through my private studio in Omaha, Nebraska, and occasionally through the Joslyn Art Museum as well. Below is a list of available drawing and oil painting classes currently being offered:   

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me directly.  

The Saturday Atelier

Lessons from a Masterpiece

Lessons from a Master’s piece

A weekly, ongoing series of workshops built on contemporary classical ideas that guide our observations and practice towards forming a solid foundation in drawing and painting (in oils).

These sessions include working in both mediums, using short exercises and longer studies in order to analyze and eventually recreate a larger, painted composition of our chosen masterpiece.

***Currently – Because of the coronavirus – I have moved our group lecture/demos online. Due to this change in format, I have added additional, 30-minute private sessions for each student mid-week.

(When we are once again free to return to the studio as a group, the class will resume our once-a-week schedule held on Saturdays at my private home studio.)

*For more information regarding the curriculum and materials for this course, please contact me directly.

  • “Lessons from a Master’s Piece” – New session beginning in January – registration is now open!
  • Jan 2nd – March 20th
  • Saturday group lecture/demo 1-4pm (online via zoom)
  • Wednesday private session (30 min)
  • My Studio and via Zoom
  • $75/wk* or $800/12wk course

Please contact me via the contact page or via the link below.



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Private Lessons

Private Tuition Drawing Theory

Some artists prefer to continue their development with the more personal approach of private study.

I can tailor lesson plans to meet your individual needs or help with specific projects you are working on. These sessions can exist in either the form of weekly instruction or one-off critiques and consultations.

Due to our current covid situation, all in-person lessons require masks, or are also available online via zoom.

  • Omaha, NE
  • by appointment only
  • daylight hours
  • $75/hour (or $800/12-lesson bundle)

Please contact me via the contact page or via the link below.


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Joslyn Art Museum Classes

Oil Painting: Finding the Value in Color

Explore the relationship between color and value as we create a series of Grisaille (grey scale) studies in oil paint. Students will use reference images from Joslyn’s galleries while visually translating full color paintings to their basic value range. This skillset equips painters at any level with knowledge to more accurately see and create a greater tonal depth in their paintings.  

  • Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
  • Online/Zoom
  • February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7
  • Sundays, 1-2:30pm

For more information or to register for the class, follow the link below.



Further Information
Joselyn Art Museum

Color Basics with Oils

  Explore the color spectrum in this 5-week series geared toward beginning students and those looking to improve their color mixing skills. Using oil paints, students will gain experience mixing tints, tones, and shades while learning about color relationships and the foundational skills that make great paintings look so effortless.

  • Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
  • Online/Zoom
  • March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11
  • Sundays, 1-2:30pm

For more information or to register for the class, follow the link below.



Further Information
Oil Painting Master Studies Colour Study