I began my teaching career in 1993, shortly after graduating from Art Center College of Design. Since then, I've taught at several top art schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the Academy of Art, and the California College of Arts & Crafts.
Currently, I am teaching only at San Jose State University. (Excepting the occasional private class.) For detailed info and links relevant to the school, please see the Student FAQ.
Art 50: Visual Principles
Essentially, this is a supercharged 2D Design class geared specifically towards the making of representational pictures rather than 2D graphic designs.
Art 112A: Intro to Animation / Illustration
This is one of our programs earliest drawing courses. At this level, students come in with a wide variety of skill levels and experience. This class is designed to be a kind of "Drawing Boot Camp" where students can shed any bad habits, and we can quickly bring them up to a certain level to prepare them for the classes that follow.
Art 113A: Intermediate Animation / Illustration
This class is where we really begin to teach our students how to handle color, mix pigments effectively, introduce them to rendering with paint, and perspective.
One Session Drawing Classes
A few times a year, I conduct single-session classes in the basics of drawing for adults with NO prior drawing experience necessary. If you or your organization would like to make arrangements for such a class, please email me for details.
|Me as a Simpsons character, drawn by SJSU alumnus Debbie Bruce, now working as a layout artist for The Simpsons.