Oil Painting
Mixed Media

Private lessons are specifically geared towards and continually tailored for the student’s individual needs and goals. We may work together to refine, deepen, and expand ongoing projects, or to learn new technical skills and explore your ideas and content. I believe that strong drawing skills are fundamental to all artistic pursuits, so we often 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 home studio in northwest Arvada, CO.

  • 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. The most common schedule is two hour sessions every other week.

  • Private critique sessions are one hour.

  • Small group drawing/painting sessions for 3-4 students are generally three (or four) hours.

Guided group lessons may be scheduled by request. Pricing varies according to group size. 

Fees: $75 per hour for individual lessons (or $70/hr for sessions two hours or longer). 
$40 per hour per student for groups of 3-4.

Please email me for availability.

Virtual coaching: A flat monthly fee for virtual feedback, meetings, critiques, digital drawing/painting edits and advice (via iPad layovers), or writing/editing work.
Fees: $150 per month for feedback, critiques, and digital drawing/painting layovers averaging 2-3 hours per month.
$250 per month for unlimited virtual coaching.

Please email me for availability.



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



It was a pleasure learning from Robin. She was a very patient and great teacher who sparked a new love and understanding of portrait and live drawing for me. Her teachings made me realize my potential and helped me improve my art greatly. As a person who has had many art teachers, I can say that Robin is one of the best art mentors anyone can get.

High school student