I have been teaching college courses at 3 Portland area colleges since 2001.
Since I have worked in both the fine art and the digital commercial art worlds, and know the paths and connections that lead students from one to the other, I am in a unique position to create lessons and curriculums that are valuable as foundations in both main branches of visual art.
At Clackamas Community College in Portland and in Oregon City, I have taught Digital Photography, Graphic Design 1, 2 and 3, Stop Motion Animation, 2D Flash Animation, Motion Graphics, Drawing sections with different focuses including Still Life, Landscape, and Figure Drawing, Drawing for Comics and Graphic Novels, and Beginning and Intermediate Painting. I was key in developing several of these classes for the school.
At The Art Institute of Portland I taught Figure Construction (drawing figures with an anatomy focus), Beginning Drawing, and Color Theory. Color Theory is one of my favorite subjects in art, as it demands an understanding of objective science and subjective human perception, and how these aspects are used in art. I emphasized using traditional color materials like paint, ink, pencils, markers, etc. but also the modern digital tools of photo-editing, illustration, animation and filmmaking to get students hands on in using color as it is utilized in the current commercial industries of art and design.
I also teach at Portland Community College in the Multimedia Department, Advanced Compositing and Special Effects, which utilizes industry standard post production software and hardware. Students tackle VFX and 2D/3D compositing projects based on typical compositing/VFX challenges, and from my own experience in the industry. I am developing a 2D vector animation course with the Multimedia Department which will run in the winter term of 2018.
His class, class lectures, assignments and expectations were very clear and well planned. I took graphic art classes prior to taking his digital photography class and benefited greatly by having done so. It took what I knew to a whole new level. He's easily one of my favorite professors.
I learned a lot in his beginner painting class and was by far the best art professor I have had in college. He is very good at helping you through a painting and giving constructive criticism.
He has an abundance of knowledge and gives really helpful criticism along with ways to always improve your work. I can see how this might be disheartening to beginning art students, but for anybody looking to improve their art and learn valuable information, this class is a must!
Chris is good. Can be a frustrating class for those who aren't very good in the art world, but manageable. Respect him and he will respect you. He knows his stuff! Ask questions if you don't understand! Learned a lot!
One of the coolest art teacher ever! He was willing to help me after class when I couldn't get something right. His lectures are quick and fun. Funny guy as well! Just be passionate about your artwork and you'll do great in his class. Participation is a must!"
Please find my below links to social media, my Clackamas Community College Stop Motion website and Twitter feed as well as my Beer Paintings gallery website and beer painting Twitter feed. You can also find me on Linked In.
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I strive to push the color relationships into a dynamic balance and resonance