It’s hard to believe that my first “official” digital mixed media abstract artwork was released almost ten years ago. I had dabbled in it before that point, but it was really more of a curiosity than anything. Why I chose that moment is because of two things.
My son was born two months prior, and we were still in the “every 3 hour” feeding phase. I spent many late nights creating digital artwork in lieu of sleep. I had massive sleep deprivation and that probably fueled the abstract nature of the art because I was on auto pilot for most of it and not thinking about what I was doing.
This year has been a whirlwind and I would like to say THANK YOU to the countless parents who have signed their children up for one of my art classes. Indirectly you helped me on this path I’m standing on and I am extremely grateful for it.
I was a stay at home dad for the past ten years, but that title no longer applies as my son is now in school full time. I had no idea how I was going to get back into the work force or what I would be doing. I was a graphic designer when my son was born, but in the past ten years that occupation has morphed into something I don’t care to do anymore. The only other thing I knew about was art, but finding art specific jobs is next to impossible. I fully expected to go back into the work force and just settle for whatever retail job came along.
KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP – 6 WEEK COURSE
Besides the classes I’m teaching that will finish up in a couple of weeks, I have no plans to add any more six week KIDS COMIC WORKSHOPS for the rest of 2015 due to the holidays approaching. Either sign up to my email newsletter to the right of this page or keep checking my KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP page for updates for 2016 classes.
HOW TO DRAW MONSTERS
During the winter break I will teach a one day, two hour class on how to draw monsters. It will be on December 30th from 10:30am-12:30pm (Green Door Gallery, Webster Groves, MO) and is $20 per kid. You can sign up at the HOW TO DRAW MONSTERS page if you like! Limited seating!
KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP – 1 HOUR INTRODUCTORY CLASS
For those who are not sure their kid would like a 6 week course on comic making, I have created a 1 day, 1 hour class that skims over some of what I teach in the main course. I am holding this class December 19th, so take a look at the KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP page and see the details!
NOT A KID AND WANT TO LEARN THIS STUFF?
I am in the process of re-tooling my Comic Workshop to cater to adults. If you or a group of people you belong with are interested in the class, by all means CONTACT me!
Hey Kids! Do you like to scare your parents? Always looking for new and creative ways to terrify your siblings? Want to draw creatures who will do your bidding and wreak havoc inside the confines of the paper you drew them on? Then this class is for you!
This is a one day, two hour class. December 30th from 10:30am-12:30pm and will be held at The Green Door Art Gallery in Webster Groves, MO. Limited seating! If I have a huge overflow for signups I will look into having another class.
For more info, FAQ or to sign up, visit the HOW TO DRAW MONSTERS PAGE
KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP – CLASS #2!
Due to popular demand, I now have a second class forming for my KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP that I have advertised on here in the past. This one is a Sunday class and the details are listed below, thanks for reading!
KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP (AGES 8-12)
WHEN: SUNDAY, OCT 11th through NOV 15th, 2015
TIME: 1-2pm each week, six weeks total.
WHERE: The Novel Neighbor Bookstore (7905 Big Bend Blvd. Webster Groves MO 63119 | 314-738-9384)
HOW MUCH: $60 per child, materials included.
Limited seats are available so sign up now!