Teaching

Workshops

I have developed five art workshops: I enjoy sharing my ideas and techniques with other artists. If you would like to discuss the possibility of scheduling a workshop for your art association or group, please email me at:
jeff@swaluk.com


Private Painting Lessons

I now offer private painting lessons. The material covered in lessons is customized for a student's specific needs and abilities. In my teaching, I focus on the artistic concepts that have had the largest positive impact on my own paintings. I am constantly developing new teaching methods to make these concepts as easy to understand and use as possible.

I believe that following a logical, step-by-step procedure can be an enormous help in painting, by helping an artist avoid common painting pitfalls. Of course, after experiencing the benefits of following a logical procedure, students can modify it to make it uniquely theirs.

The rate for private lessons is $30 per hour with a two-hour minimum per lesson. (To help you experience the kinds of benefits you will receive from my teaching, I am happy to give you your first lesson for half price.) I usually teach the lessons at my home near Buffalo, NY; this allows me immediate access to the many paintings and teaching materials that I have on hand to help illustrate artistic concepts. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a lesson, please email me at: jeff@swaluk.com

Thank you for your interest and I look forward to hearing from you.


Painting Demonstrations

I frequently present painting demonstrations/lectures for art societies and associations. Please email me if you have questions about scheduling a painting demonstration for your group. I am happy to make suggestions for what aspects of painting I might focus on in a demonstration, depending upon the specific interests of your group. Please email me your questions at: jeff@swaluk.com