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My teaching philosophy is grounded in my commitment to preparing students for the global culture characterized by the digital age.   I work to create proficiency within my student's work as well as relating their unique backgrounds and identities to the theoretical and conceptual issues within the fine arts.  After being educated in the fine arts, I came to the social sciences.   My approach to fine arts education and visual culture studies involves the integration of History, Literature, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology, and Cultural Studies.   I believe that the integration of these disciplines within fine arts and media arts education yields students with strong conceptual frameworks. It is the thinkers who will succeed in an economy now driven by ideas.   Hence, I feel most comfortable teaching a variety of theories and methods to provide greater insights into the issues at hand. 


Past Student Work


Drawing courses feature lectures, group activities, and demonstrations in order to expose students to the variety of approaches that allow them to be better consumers and creators of visuals. During the course, there will be discussions, readings, and video-viewings about current events related to creative practices. 


Projects are graded on effort and fulfillment of grading criteria. Grading criteria will cover creative problem solving, craftsmanship, aesthetic, and conceptual integrity.  

Drawing Project Introduction
30 min time lapse
Pencil Shading Techniques: Introduction

Pencil Shading Techniques: Introduction

Learn realistic shading techniques to add texture to your line drawings using different pencil shading techniques! Which techniques did you use to shade the objects from the practice section? I'm very curious to know! Blog Version: 🔔 SUBSCRIBE for more FREE drawing tutorials: ✅ RELATED TUTORIALS How to Shade for Beginners: ✏️❤️ TOOLS I USED - Derwent Graphic Pencils: - SmudgeGuard Glove: ⏰ SKIP TO TIMESTAMP ⏰ Intro - 0:00 Pencil Shading Techniques: 0:15 Combine Shading Techniques: 1:55 Shading Practice: 3:05 🧰 MY CAMERA EQUIPMENT Overhead Camcorder for Tutorials (Canon Vixia HF R400): Overhead Camcorder Mount: Camera for every other angle (Sony a 5000): Portrait Lens: Macro (Closeup) Lens: Lights: Light Bulbs: Microphone: 📢 If you enjoyed this video, help others enjoy it by adding captions in your native language. Thank you! - 👕 RFA STORE: DISCLAIMER This content contains affiliate links. If you decide to make a purchase through the link, I will make a small commission at no additional cost to you. This helps fund free tutorials on the RFA channel and website. Thank you for your support!
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