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 another local county adult education program with a similar format but tailored the content for grownups.  I retired to Asheville, NC and soon took my courses to UNCA/OLLI where I’ve given a variety of art courses.

Along the way I am learning how to teach, a skill way different than a PowerPoint presentation. Real teaching is hard.  What I actually 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

Drawing Animals.  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.

Editorial Cartoons, Cartoonists and Cartooning.  UNCA/OLLI Zoom

Artful Memories from the Comic Pages, UNCA/OLLI  Exploring the characters, stories,  marketplace and artists of some of the great Sunday comics.