Back in 2000, one of my cartoonist colleagues asked if I’d step in and do a course he had been teaching at a local community college. It was a weekend workshop for elementary school children, Introduction to Art with Cartoons. I loved it and continued for 6 years. Soon after, I tried our local county adult education program with a similar format but tailored for grownups. I retired to Asheville, NC and soon took my courses to UNCA/OLLI where I’m giving a variety of art courses.
Along the way I am learning how to teach a skill, way different than a PowerPoint presentation. Teaching is hard. Really what I do is help folks learn, to describe some basics and then coach them through some exercises. Drawing is mostly practice and learning to see. A little humor can ease those moments when the results are discouraging.
Cartooning, Montgomery Community College, Sidwell Friends Academy, Arlington Adult Education, UNCA/OLLI and Anne Arundel Community College/PLP
Basic Drawing, UNCA/OLLI and Anne Arundel Community College/PLP
Intermediate Drawing, UNCA/OLLI
What to do with those beautiful travel pictures (with Dennis Murphy at UNCA/OLLI)
Caricature UNCA/OLLI. Making fun of the way we look.