Finding Your Painting Voice

Two students drawing a skull at a table

Adults appreciate setting their own goals and pursuing them at their own pace.

You’ve done the workshops, bought the books and seen the demos, and now you’re ready for the next stage. For my students this means interacting with a practicing artist to get answers to many types of questions as well as support through the difficult tasks involved in the business of painting.

Summary: This coaching class takes place once a month, with 1-2 other students. You get dedicated time with me, focused on you and your painting needs, in the media you choose. The group discusses the work you’ve done at home during the time between classes. You receive as much or as little support as you specify. The presence of other, congenial students help us maintain the supportive environment that is so important for your development as an artist, and helps you stay accountable to this small community.

Format: Our first session will be spent talking with me about what you want to accomplish as a painter. I use that in the next sessions to craft anything from in-class exercises, meaningful painting assignments that lead you to discover more about yourself as a painter, or questions I will use to get you to expand your repertoire, increase your skills, and realize your untapped potential as a visual artist. All enrolled students have access to the private part of the website where additional resources are posted.

Booking Group Dates
Finding Your Painting Voice is a monthly, 3 hr class for a small group of students who set their own monthly date after consulting my calendar. Class dates need to be booked at least six weeks in advance. For a class to be booked, all of the students enrolled in the class will need to have paid for a session taking place on the same day and at the same time. It may be easier to designate an ongoing, repeating date each month (i. e. first Saturday of each month).


Individual Cancellations
In this small collaborative setting, an absence can have a large impact on class quality. For that reason it is very important that students communicate with each other to find a date where individual cancellations can be avoided. It this cannot be avoided, the class will have to be rescheduled within the same month.


Whole Group Cancellations
A monthly meeting can be skipped by the whole group if you let me know 30 days in advance. If this is not possible a make-up session will have to be scheduled within that same month.


The student canceling is responsible for finding a make-up date within the same month that works for all three students. Payment for the cancelled class will be applied to the rescheduled class.


If no good date for all students can be found within the same month, the class will continue as originally scheduled, but the canceling student will not receive a refund.