I am available for private contractual arrangements with the Calgary Board of Education. I integrate digital photography with CBE curriculum. Projects are developed after discussion of specific needs.
I teach for the Alberta Foundation of the Arts under the Artists Roster Program for professional assistance within the school system.
Private studio-based lessons and digital photography. Basic, intermediate, and advanced photographic techniques. Art fundamentals, color theory, painting and drawing photography and mixed media each personally directed towards the needs of the student.
· Basic, intermediate, and advanced photographic techniques. Basic, SLR and Digital SLR.
· The manipulation of photographic imagery.
· Digital photography. Basic and Intermediate editing software techniques.
· History of photography and its relationship to contemporary photography
· Autobiographic and personal documentary
ART FUNDAMENTALS, DRAWING AND MIXED MEDIA
· To identify and apply the principles of organic unity (harmony, balance, rhythm, repetition, dominance, variety] to the organization of the elements of visual art (line, shape, value, texture, color)
· Organize the elements of visual art on a two dimensional surface through the application of the principles of depth perception (overlapping, advancing and receding color, mechanical perspective, atmospheric perspective, diminishing size and detail, tonal modelling)
· Perceive visual relationships in the environment and develop the capacity to record these perceptions.
Charcoal, ink, watercolour media, chalk pastels, graphite pencils, color pencils, photography
Text and imagery
· To exhibit a working knowledge of the fundamentals of painting including:
· The advantages and disadvantages of acrylic and oil painting.
· The preparation and use of a variety of painting supports including masonite and canvas.
· The uses, advantages and disadvantages of a variety of means of applying paint including traditional approaches (e.g. brush) as well as more experimental methods.
· The combining of paint and other materials (collage and assemblage techniques).
· The development of an understanding of the psychology of colour.
· Studio-based activities will develop an understanding of abstraction, figurative painting, still life, and landscape painting.
· An understanding of the relationship between analytical and expressive painting.
· Art Theory: understanding subject matter, content and technique will lead to an increased level of conceptual awareness beyond that of basic perceptual and recording relationships.
· The development of competence in discussion and self-criticism of painting activities.
Acrylic paints, oil paints, solvents, gels, surface treatments, etc.
Acrylic and oil mediums as colour glazes.
The building and stretching of linen and canvas
Classic oil painting techniques such as wet on wet and drybrush.
Oil glazing and scumbling techniques. Oil sticks.