Art Instruction

in the Heart of Uptown!

Art Instruction/Mentoring/Art Therapy – in-person and online

– In a safe, nurturing environment, you’ll experience drawing, painting and art therapy at the classic uptown studio. 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.

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…often more than he believed in himself.  These great mentors shaped who he is as a person, artist and certainly his approach to instruction.

David guides, coaches and mentors others to create, express and find their voice and tell their story.  Realize and develop your unique creative gifts.  Build a strong foundation, art skills, techniques and principles while learning to trust & express your intuition.

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.

What you can expect:

  • Experience breakthroughs, gain confidence

  • Artist focused/empowering approach

  • Develop skills,  trust instinct

  • Opportunity to display your art in the gallery

  • Reproductions of your art, custom framing and more…

Former studio artists’ David prepared to continue their art studies include; Krista Van Wassen (Miami), 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) and 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), Sidney Shaffner (CCAD), Hannah Shoemaker (U of Virgina), Trey Grabinger (Miami), Lena Halversen (Kent) and Will Lyon (OSU).  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, Laura Emler and Tiffany Arnold.

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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Be yourself and tell your story with your art!



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