Art Instruction-Mentoring-Art Therapy

in the Heart of Uptown!

“My first day speaking with David left me astounded.  He really made me understand how to be myself and not allow other’s opinions to mold me.  I am more understanding of others and I thank David for helping me find my own path as an artist and be the best I could be…” -Trey Grabinger

In a safe, nurturing environment, you’ll inspire your soul and experience drawing, painting and art therapy at the classic studio in the Heart of Uptown Westerville.

Art Instruction/Mentoring/Art Therapy

David believes each of us is unique and has something to say.  He clears the space for you to embrace who you are and express yourself.  He was fortunate to have mentors throughout his life who saw the best in him and believed in him.  These great mentors shaped who he is as a person, artist and certainly his approach to instruction.

He guides, coaches and mentors others to create, express and find their voice and tell their story.  Artist’s bulid a strong foundation, art skills, techniques and principles while learning to trust & express your intuition.

What you can expect:

  • Experience breakthroughs, gain confidence
  • Artist focused/empowering approach
  • Develop skills, trust your instinct
  • Opportunity to display your art in the gallery
  • Reproductions of your art, custom framing and more…

David’s unique, empowering approach is effective with individuals as well as teambuilding experiences for couples and groups. While David instructs artists, he also mentors and coaches clients with non-art related issues. A trained Art Therapist, David’s expertise lies in the psychological approach to creativity and productivity and he works with those with specific challenges and special needs.

You’ll have the opportunity to use various media including pencil, colored pencil, chalk/charcoal, oil pastel, watercolor/ink and acrylic paint.  David has been instructing art since 1985….ages 5 to adult….including seniors and/or those with special needs.  Session times are scheduled throughout the morning, afternoon and early evening, Monday through Friday and some Saturdays.

Many of the artists David has worked with on a weekly or bi-weekly basis for years.  Artists come to David for various reasons and many with little or no formal training.  Sessions are scheduled as mutually convenient.

Schedule your first private instruction session…be prepared to be empowered to be fully expressed and create extraordinary art.

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Order a gift certificate for instruction for any number of sessions.  Certificates are custom designed for the recipient.  Give the gift of art!

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Former studio artists’ David prepared to continue their art studies include; Krista Van Wassen (Miami), Sean Feverston (Otterbein), Jeff Mobley (Bowling Green), Jeremy Osborn (Ball State), Scott Ulliman (CCAD), Andy Ciammaichella (Kentucky), Anna Urbanski (CCAD), Emily Douglas (Miami), Alyssa Muench (UC), Brooke Robbins (Otterbein), Katherine Heppner (OSU-Newark), Jennifer Murray (Rhode Island School of Design), Mira Rathman (OSU), Stephanie Zimmerman (Dayton/CCAD) Amelia Bindofer (Wooster), Nadine Dobb (Ithaca, Disney), Liz McManus (CCAD), Ally Herron (Miami), Katie Cerqua (Otterbein), Erin Pelicano (Pellissippi State CC), Elizabeth MacLeod (UC), Samantha Klintsworth (Transylvania), Jon Feverston (UC), Sidney Shaffner (CCAD), Hannah Shoemaker (U of Virgina), Trey Grabinger (Miami), Lena Halversen (Kent), Will Lyon (OSU), Abby Conturo (Denison) and Chloe Sampson (OU).  David has also instructed many who went on to be professional artists/photographers/instructors and/or art therapists including Tina Watman, Dan Euans, Cindy Little, Susan Fagan, Maryann Titus, Dale Miller, Anna Ackers, Bill Morgan, Laura Emler and Tiffany Arnold.




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