Art lessons for beginners

Private art classes

I offer private drawing and painting lessons in Dallas, Texas. Every lesson covers at least one topic or method from beginners to intermediate level. They are designed to be short and concise.


Drawing Basics

Start here if you're a beginner. Each session is about 1 hour. We'll start with the introduction to drawing using simple objects. We then move to other topics such as spontaneous urban drawing, classical figure drawing and so on.

Oil Painting Foundations

Once comfortable with drawing, you can move to the painting lessons. Each session is about 2-3 hours. Topics include alla prima, indirect, and impasto painting methods using oil paints.

Special Topics 

Special topics cover both drawing and painting methods. After a few drawing and/or painting lessons, we’ll focus on problem-solving as you gradually develop your own style and focus.

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Each drawing lesson is about 1 hour.
Painting lessons may take up to 3 hours depending on the lesson.

Drawing lesson

Per lesson

  • Intro to drawing
  • Spontaneous drawings
  • Still life drawing
  • Urban drawings
  • Figure drawings
Painting lesson

Per lesson

  • Intro to painting
  • Beginner painting
  • Expressive painting
  • Landscape painting
  • Figure painting

Frequently Asked Questions

What drawing supplies do I need?

You need a simple drawing pad and a pencil drawing set that includes one each of 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, and 4B pencils.

How about painting supplies?

I use oil paints but you can follow my instructions for acrylic. You need introductory oil painting supplies.

Where are you located?

I conduct my private art workshops inside my community's clubhouse in McKinney, Texas.

Do you teach kids?

Yes! The success depends on whether your child is interested in practicing art.

Let's get you started