Teaching Philosophy

In my teaching approach, I aim to cultivate a dynamic learning environment characterized by flexibility, encouraging students to explore new approaches, grapple with concepts, and develop their unique artistic voice. Central to my philosophy is fostering growth in both technical skills and professionalism, providing students with a solid foundation while nurturing their creativity. I believe in the importance of honing critical thinking and conceptual abilities alongside technical proficiency, empowering students to articulate and visually communicate their ideas effectively. To achieve this, I integrate various teaching methods such as gallery visits, demonstrations, artist references, and readings, enriching students’ understanding of historical and contemporary art contexts and theories.


Drawing I
Intermediate Drawing
Art Appreciation
Art History I
Art History II
Beginning Painting


Acrylic Painting
Figure Drawing
Beginners Oil Painting
Plein Air Painting
Beginning Drawing

University of South Florida

Tampa University

Auburn University

Columbia College

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