Oil Painting
Mixed Media

Private lessons are specifically geared towards and continually tailored for the student’s individual needs and goals. I believe that strong drawing skills are fundamental to all artistic pursuits, so we generally begin there, or supplement other projects with continued refinement of drawing abilities. My own training and interest in classical realism informs the way I teach; I believe well-developed skill opens the door for expansive creativity.

Whether you are just starting out as a beginner and eager to advance, or working on expanding your existing skill set, or delving into the personal and conceptual underpinnings of your creative work, focused private instruction greatly facilitate advances in skill, confidence, and creativity.

Lessons are held in my private studio in downtown Colorado Springs (for painting) or my home studio in north Colorado Springs (for drawing).

  • Private lessons range from 90 minutes (with the focus on one or two aspects of a project) to three hours (more involved work with a variety of goals and demonstrations) or more, if requested. For most students, I recommend two or three hour sessions every other week.

  • Private critique sessions are one hour.

  • Guided group drawing/painting sessions, when offered, are generally three or four hours.

Fee: $75 per hour (or $70/hr for sessions two hours or longer). Please email me for availability. Currently, the teaching studio is open on Thursdays from noon to 10pm.

Virtual lessons may be available by request and are considered on a case by case basis.

Semi-private and small group lessons may be scheduled by request. Pricing varies according to size and experience level. 



To work privately with Robin as her student was a special experience. Her ability to communicate artistic instruction at the student's own level of expertise enables us to integrate teachings quickly. Robin was instrumental in helping me exponentially improve my drawing skills and considerably deepen my ability to see into a picture or painting, thus offering avenues or ways to go about solving its technical difficulties. Perhaps most importantly, however, is that embedded in Robin's teaching is a striking generosity of spirit and desire to help—intrinsic to her—that energetically conveys to her students an unconscious encouragement to strive toward realizing whatever latent potential may lie within them.

Student, artist, psychologist