I've been on a two-year search for the ideal platform for my online art school...and I just may have found it. Justin Ferriman of LearnDash.com is launching WordPress LMS January 28, 2013. I've been hounding Justin for over a year now since I first came across his idea of creating an LMS (Learning Management System) that would make use of WordPress's intuitive platform and do away with the clunkiness (and expense!) of just about every LMS out there. In fact, I've waited to launch my school until I saw what Justin and his team has put together. Can't wait!
Find out more at http://www.learndash.com/.
You can also visit IguanaPaint.com to find out more about my online art school
Was in Chicago this past week to lead a Children's Art Workshop that was marvelous. I also took a student landscape painting in the early afternoon. We painted two sketches, one of a row of buildings, the other of a park and fountain. I tell you, painting quickly to capture the color of a scene is just plain exhilarating! This is one of my sketches.
I led an incredible group of young artists through a grueling week of Art Camp this summer at Patrick Henry College. The kids were hard workers, put what they learned into practice, and produced some beautiful work. And we had a blast doing so! ...Ready for next summer's camp?
The students were nothing short of wonderful to work with. Great company, voracious painters, real go-getters. We packed a lot of info and painting in one week. Here's the first of a few posts showing their work. These are the monochromatic oil studies they did prior to diving into color. This is just one example of student work; to view more go to my Facebook page.
then register to join me at Patrick Henry College June 13-19 for a week of challenging art instruction, great fellowship, and fun activities at PHC's Teen Leadership Camps. I'll be leading a week-long Arts Camp on campus, including in-depth teaching on drawing and painting, field trip to Washington, D.C.'s superb museums, your student art exhibit, and more. For more info visit PHC's site, my webpage, or the camp's Facebook page.
To raise funds to teach art to kids and to travel to Belize in Central America to offer free art workshops to the children there, I am offering my Charcoal Head & Shoulders portraits for only $450 (list: $3,500). Want to help kids learn art and get a great deal on a portrait for your own family? Look for details on Facebook or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Belize, I hope to bring a boatload of art supplies for the kids and teaching them the fundamentals of art and ensuring they have a great time at it. These kids live in poverty, and never have the chance to learn art. I am excited and yet humbled that we will be able to encourage and love these kids, and I think art is a great means to do so- it's probably the most universal language there is.
We'll be in Belize for ten days, and I will have a group of kids assisting me, including my own son. If you'd like to partner with us in this by taking advantage of my portrait special, please contact me. If you'd prefer to make a tax-deductible contribution, let me know and I will give you the info you need.
Thanks for getting involved! I'll be keeping everyone updated with stories and pictures, so stay tuned!
I recently completed my third portrait for a family wiht three beautiful daughters. It's been an experience, and I love how each each portrait is distinct from the others. Here are the three portraits, all painted life-size in oil. What a wonderful heirloom for this family to treasure!
I am a full-time professional artist living near Washington, D.C. I enjoy painting, teaching kids (especially handicapped and needy ones!).
I have been painting professionally for twenty years, and unprofessionally even longer!
I believe Jesus is who he said he was, and also who the bible says he is. Thank God for His grace! Life is short. Eternity isn't, and it begins here, not after we die. Seeing the difference between knowing God (aka Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, Father), I could never live or have hope apart from Him and his promises. If you don't know him, desire to know him.
I love to paint, and I love living. And laughing. And a breeze across my face while the sun is shining upon it . I love my wife, and I love my kids, and I love where we live. I admit, though, I'd rather be at the beach with 'em.
I'd love to paint the scenes and peoples of Europe, India, and Africa. Hire me to do so for you!