Art Instruction

Personal Art Lessons

I’m now offering personal instruction for 1 to 3 students in my studio. This allows me to better tailor the subject and skill level to the individual or small group. With 35 years as an artist working with all kinds of media and on a wide range of subjects (with horses as a specialty, of course), I have logged a lot of miles of learning and experience and I have found enjoyment in sharing this with others who want to learn! I make good use of traditional skill building techniques, and believe that the primary key to learning to draw and paint is the desire to do so, regardless of age, skill level or experience!

Horse Head Drawing Lesson

Weekly with scheduling flexibility.
Where: My studio on the Eastside of Tucson (in some cases another location may be arranged).
What: Drawing and/or painting horses, animals, southwest subjects and still life (see list of subjects below).
Why: Because you want to, and if you want to, you’re already more than halfway there!
How Much: It would be on a pay per class basis or a bundle (pay for four in advance, with a discount), prices below.

Per Class
Kids Drawing  (40 min.) 1 student: $30/  2-3 students: $20 per student
Adult & Teen Drawing (1 hr) 1 student: $40/ 2-3 students: $30 per student
Adult & Teen Painting (1 1/4 hr)  1 student: $50/ 2-3 students: $40 per student

Bundle (4 Classes)
Kids Drawing (40 min.)  1 student: $90/ 2-3 students $70 per student
Adult & Teen Drawing (1 hr )  1 student: $120/ 2-3 students: $90 per student
Adult & Teen Painting (1 1/4 hr)  1 student: $150/ 2-3 students:  $110 per student

Subjects: Horses, Pets, Wildlife, Still Life, Cattle. Southwest Plants & Flowers and much more!

Lemon Lesson Progress - Acrylic

Nitty Gritty
Payment expected before (paypal) or at the time of lesson (cash or check). Art supplies not included, you’ll be provided with a basic supply list before class. Kids age range is approximately 7 through 12, teens start at 13, though there’s some flexibility. Bundles are 4 classes, and can be redeemed anytime withing a year. For bundles on lessons with more than one student, all participating students must pay the bundle fee in advance for discount to apply. For skill levels beginner through advanced. Painting mediums taught are acrylic, oil and watercolor

 Artful Space Artful Space

Also in the works is a series of workshops/classes of a more serious nature at Artful Space, a new art destination that’s a place to learn, dine and relax in the arts in Oro Valley, AZ. I will teach anything from still life, animal and equine drawing and painting to hosting the occasional Wine & Paint for anyone who wants to learn at any level! With classes expected this fall, possibly as early as September, bookmark their website at and check back as they get things scheduled and posted on the site!

"Back Alley Bodie" Acrylic Lesson LandscapeMichael’s

To get my feet wet, I’m starting this May at Michael’s in Tucson. I’m teaching basic drawing and painting (acrylic and in the near future possibly watercolor). These are nice and affordable classes for someone just getting started or dipping their toes back into the water after some time away. Classes are only 2 hours and at varies times/days of the week. I’ve worked on some good basic plans featuring some decidedly local (Arizona) flavor, like cactus flowers, roadrunners and gambel’s quail.

To see the class schedule and/or to sign up, visit and select Art Painting & Drawing under Class Categories (use zip code 85705 for location search) or in store (4070 N. Oracle next to Target).

Medella Vina Ranch

My first event at Medella Vina Ranch will be teaching the Wine & Paint portion of Medella Vina Day coming up on October 22nd! It’ll be a fun day of horses, yoga and of course wine and painting! Watch for more info! Medella Vina Ranch is a fresh new stable that focuses on health (yoga), wine and horses, on a number of projects. I’m working on some more equine specific workshops and classes at this wonderful new location… hopefully by late summer/early fall 2017!

To Keep Updated

Check back here, on my Facebook page or sign up for my newsletter (check workshops & lessons) for updates, classes could start up as early as June!


Horse Art for the Horse Person!