Interested in building your creative skills?
Whether you want to apply to a top-shelf design college, craft a professional portfolio, create your brand, or paint in watercolor, I can help you.
My independent instruction is custom-tailored to take you from where you are in skill to where you want to be. Instruction is available for design, color, drawing, painting, critical practice and visual branding.
WHAT YOU GET
I’ve designed my independent study as a series of one-hour sessions taking place once a week for 3 or 6 consecutive weeks.
Each session includes topical or practical instruction, discussion and evaluation of work.
You’ll get customized assignments which include research and practical application. You’ll receive feedback — strengths and weaknesses — on your assignment work.
HOW ARE STUDY SESSIONS STRUCTURED?
Study sessions are 60 minutes in duration. They take place either by virtual conference or in-person if you’re local.
WHAT’S THE TIME COMMITMENT?
You can book a single session, a block of 3 weekly sessions or a block of 6 weekly sessions. The block of sessions is paid for in advance.
After the first block of sessions or consultation is completed, you can book subsequent blocks.
Your time commitment to develop your assignments outside of our sessions is typically 4–6 hours, but may be more, depending on how you work.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Payment for the full set of sessions is required in full in advance. Please read my refund policy.
The 6x6 [most popular] $570 [USD]
Six 1-hour sessions scheduled once a week for 6 consecutive weeks. This option is ideal for building general skill and practical knowledge, for filling in the gaps, or taking a deep dive into a particular topic.
The 3x3 $375 [USD]
Three one-hour sessions scheduled once a week for three consecutive weeks. Best if you want to concentrate on a single skill or topic.
Consultation $275 [USD]
A single 60-minute conversation at my normal consulting rate. Best for portfolio reviews, advisement and recommendations.
WHAT’S THE PROCESS?
Step 1 ] Complete the application, including links to 3 samples of work. It’s free to apply.
Step 2 ] If accepted, pay the full fee and sign the contract.
Step 3 ] Schedule the sessions and sign the contract, which includes a lesson plan. Sessions take place either in person or by web conference (Zoom or Adobe Connect).
Step 4 ] Start and complete the sessions, including weekly assignments.
To be considered for independent study, please complete this form.
Thanks for your interest in an independent study. Once you submit this form, please allow up to 3 business days for a response.
I’ll notify you by email if you are accepted or not, and if so, I’ll include next steps.
NOTE: I want to work with students who are committed to growing and refining their craft. Therefore, I require a signed contract and full payment in advance. Don’t apply if you’re not willing or able to make the commitment and see it through.