I love to share what I do and am available to teach classes and workshops. I've taught workshops on Field Sketching and Adobe Creative Suite for adults. I can customize these workshops to specific needs or do something new. I encourage you to get in touch with me. To learn more about my classes for youth see Artists in Schools.

Field Sketching

Sketching from life, preferably in the field when weather permits, is the heart and soul of my practice as an artist. Spending time outside with your sketchbook is a unique way to interact with the landscape and to study nature. Field sketching is also a wonderful medium for sharpening observation skills and for building a visual vocabulary.

A typical workshop covers materials and techniques for working quickly in the field as well as exercises for drawing accurately from life. Students focus on the landscape up close and far away, explore how to tell stories, and keep a journal of informative observations. There is no experience necessary to participate in a field sketching workshop and all levels are welcome. 

Some Places I've Taught:

  • Field Sketching Workshops for the Fungus Festival in Cordova (Two 3-hour workshops), 2018

  • Science Illustration for the Juneau Icefield Research Program, 2017 and 2018

  • Natural History Field Sketching and Journaling at the Wrangell Mountains Center (2-5 day workshops), 2015, 2014, 2013

  • Prince William Sound Community College in Valdez (2-day workshops), 2013 and 2018

  • Alaska Folk School in Talkeetna (2 day workshops), 2013 and 2017

  • Petersburg Rainforest Festival, series of youth and adult field sketching workshops, September 6-8 2013

  • Field Sketching for Wildland Studies College Semester Program hosted by the Wrangell Mountains Center, 2010 and 2012

  • Cordova Historical Museum, in conjunction to solo show

  • Valdez Museum, in conjunction with a solo show

  • Alaska State Museum, Afternoon workshop for youth in conjunction to solo show

  • Design workshop with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesgin with the Copper River Watershed Project and Wrangell St-Elias National Park and Preserve


Field sketching on the Noatak in Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve. Photo by Richard Kahn