Art Instruction,Learn the Way of Clay

I am offering art workshops that can help you achieve your goals in creating beautiful artwork. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, we can work together to explore your creativity in a relaxed environment. Please scroll through the list of workshops to find out more.

Contact me at or call (707) 824-5822.
Please visit my to view samples of my work.

Beginning Figurative Sculpture

Beginning Figurative Sculpture will give you the basic skills in creating the figure in clay. This 6-week hands-on course will be taught at The Sebastopol Center for the Arts. We will start with gesture exercises to give you the feel of the clay and work with technique. This class will cover basic anatomy, proportion, gesture and composition. You will learn about solid and hollow construction. All work is spontaneous with a live model and will hone your skills of observation. A 3-hour pose will start at 10am for more intense study.

6-Fridays, Jan. 22-Feb.29, 9a-1p
$250/$240 members + $30 materials
$40-50 model fee (due first day of class)
Register with the Sebastopol Center for the Arts: (707) 829-4797

Intermediate & Advanced Figurative Sculpture

Intermediate/Advanced Figurative Sculpture will run for 6 consecutive Fridays from 10a-1p offered through the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. This is a relaxed group designed to give you a chance to further explore what was taught in the beginning workshops, experiment with new techniques, or do your own thing. Sculptors should have some basic knowledge of clay and sculpting in order to join this group. If you feel you will need more guidance, please let me know and I can set up some private lessons or critiques to help you. Or, join the beginning group classes with instruction before coming to the Advanced Workshop. Clay, tools and firing are covered by the Art Center in the supply fee.

6-Fridays, January 22 - February 29, 2016
Time: 10a-1p
$185/$180 Members + $30 materials
$40-50 model fee (collected first day of class)
Register with Sebastopol Center for the Arts(SCA) (707) 829-4797

The Portrait in Clay

Come join this 4-Week session, offered at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, where sculptors will develop a life-sized portrait from the live model in waterbase clay. Focused study on facial features and character will be demonstrated. All levels are encouraged to join. We will cover basic construction and proportion of the head to help you develop your skills in getting a likeness. I am offering two

Session 1: 4-Fridays, March 4, 11, 18 & April 1
Session 2: 4-Fridays, April 8-29
Time: 9:30a-12:30
$130/$120 members + $30 materials
$40-50 model fee (due first day of class)
Register with Sebastopol Center for the Arts: (707) 829-4797

Figure Drawing Group

This Figure Drawing Group is for those who want to keep in practice drawing the live model. Drawing can improve your sculpture and is a way to practice capturing gesture and rhythm. We will meet on Fridays from 9:30-12:30 at my studio located at 6486 First St. in Forestville. We start with a different model each week doing short gesture poses and work into longer poses(20-30 mins.) over the 3 hours. There is no instruction just plenty of room to experiment and have fun.

Dates: TBA
Time: 9:30a-12:30p
Cost: $20.oo per session (drop-in), or $60 per four class session (paid in advance)

Workshop in Cold Finishing Techniques

The Workshop in Cold Finishing Techniques is a day long workshop that will cover some basics of finishing bisque fired pieces. You will have the opportunity to try available materials including oxides, paints, wax, polishes and some surprises. I will also cover some color painting application and repair information. Experimentation is encouraged.

Bring 3-4 bisque fired pieces to finish and a sack lunch.

Date: Recommended after Figurative Workshop, TBA

Cost: $85.00