School for Young Artists

My highest priority is to protect and nurture the spontaneous creativity in my students. I defend them from mean-spirited comments and self-deprecating remarks. I offer classes so there can be co-operative invention and example. I offer an environment full of color, tools, textures, inspirations and experiments. I teach them techniques specific to their own goals through demonstrations and coaching.

I expect mutual respect, respect for each other’s work, and respect for the environment.


I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. It might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
~ John Steinbeck, 1902 – 1968