I’m teaching several classes all around the world this year. There will be workshops in  New York where I currently reside, as well as in Maui and Italy. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for information about upcoming workshops, please email To watch a full-length demo painting from one of my workshops click here.

Student comments from past classes:

“Thank you for lifting me out of my slump. You have given me new inspiration and renewed creativity.”

“I learned more in three days than I learned in three years of taking painting courses elsewhere. The painting I did at your workshop was my best one yet, and I’ve already started on a new one using the techniques and principles I’ve learned with you.”

“Not only is Kristy a great artist but unlike so many good artists, she is a generous and talented teacher. She can explain what needs to be done to make a painting “work” and gives technical explanations and demonstrations that are really useful.”

“Kristy’s painting workshops are very enjoyable and highly educational, whether you’ve painted for years or are just beginning. Not only is she a great artist, she is a great teacher who notices and explains things really well.”

  Online Art Mentoring Program

  Location: worldwide!

  Dates: Ongoing

The Art Mentoring Program is designed to help artists achieve both their technical goals as well as their artistic career goals through video and audio lessons as well as handouts, group critiques and monthly conference calls. For more information and to register online click HERE. 

 Contemporary Figure Painting, NYC

  Location: New York Academy of Art

  Dates: Friday, June 1st from 6:30-9:30pm, Saturday and Sunday, June 2nd and 3rd from 11am to 5pm $350

Students will work from a live nude model to create well-structured portrait and figure paintings with convincing colors and features. Participants will learn how to achieve a better likeness as well as how to paint convincing flesh tones. Each day will include a painting demonstration, discussion and individual instruction at the easel. Discussions and handouts will cover the stages to developing a painting, anatomical proportion, structure of the face and features, as well as value, edges and modeling with color temperature.

Register online today HERE. 

  Constructing the Figure (Drawing), NYC

  Location: New York School of the Arts

  Dates: Tuesdays from 1:00-4:00pm, June 5 to June 26, 2018, $200

Learn to construct solid and anatomically correct figure and portrait drawings. Through lectures, demonstrations and individual instruction this course will cover the anatomical, structural and surface forms of the head and figure. Participant will be taken through a range of short and long poses to explore the gesture as well as the creation of highly finished drawings. There will be an emphasis on proportion, tone, structure and light on form. Drawing is the foundation of many forms of visual expression and by concentrating on the foundational principles of drawing the figure students will expand their knowledge through direct observation of the live model. Open to all levels.

Register Online today HERE.


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