Speaking and Educational Programs


The National Gallery of Art

-Conducted a series of public lectures and was the keynote speaker for a 3-day symposium on Old Master drawings from Woodner and Chatsworth collections.

-Repeatedly invited to lecture on art and innovative use of perspective for the Gallery’s curators, lecturers, and docents.

The Kennedy Center

– Was honored me with a one-man show of drawings in the The Kennedy Center’s first ever exhibit of a visual artist.

-Awarded The Kennedy Center Medallion in recognition for my outstanding contribution to arts education.

Kennedy Center Medallion

The Smithsonian Institution

-Lead a series of public lectures and courses titled Master Drawing; Perspective and Illusion, and The Complete Pastel.

-Lectured and lead groups through Italy for the Smithsonian’s Art and Culture of Italy Program.

Music Center of Los Angeles

-Developed a 2-day school residency art program working in conjunction with the Music Center’s Education Department,

The program was available to schools throughout the United States.

-Taught drawing with pastels to more than 100,000 students from elementary school through university level over the course of a decade.

Department of Defense Schools (DoDDS)

-Taught an intensive weeklong drawing workshop for exceptional students selected from U.S. Department of Defense schools around the globe.

-Received the Golden Palette Award for his remarkable service, which spanned a decade.

Dodds Award

Warner Bros. Studios

-Asked to assist in the start-up of a new Feature Animation division.

-Developed a color palette, conducted artist’s training workshops, and consulted on visual development and story proposals.

Walt Disney Imagineering

-Conducted professional development seminars for Disney’s top engineers for more than a decade on unusual uses of perspective.

– Designed seminars and consulted with engineers to better employ illusions and perspective effects when constructing rides.

Walt Disney Animation Studios

-Taught numerous professional development seminars for over ten years to Disney’s top feature animation artists in figure drawing, perspective, oil painting, and the use of pastels.

Kaosiung, Taiwan

More than 250,000 people lined up to see a single work in during a 10-day period. The hosting Internet sit received more than three million hits.


The National Gallery of Art

The Smithsonian Institution

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)

Art Center College of Design

Ringling College of Art and Design

The Kennedy Center

National Museum of Singapore

Carnegie Art Museum

San Juan Island Museum of Art

Santa Barbara Museum of Art