- Teaches students:
- Ages 8+
- Teaching since:
I am a professional practicing artist and a teaching artist. I am trained as an architect. I like new students to tell me about themselves and their interests. I love to see examples of their previous work, if applicable, so I can design a course of action to work with them. I am very open and encouraging. 'No drawing is a bad drawing.'
I have been teaching for over 20 years at the University and college level. I have recently starting teaching with groups of seniors in my community. I have also taught private lessons in my studio for ages 8 and above. Most of my students are very interested and accomplished in art but I am also open to students new to art.
I have a Master of Architecture degree from Yale University where I also studied painting. My professional work blurs the boundaries of Art and Architecture. I teach in multiple areas: drawing, painting (watercolor and oil), collage and mixed media, color theory, design, architecture, and digital media.
About Courtney Miller Bellairs
A practicing artist/maker for 20 years, Courtney Miller Bellairs has a multi-disciplinary practice as an artist, architectural educator, designer and academic leader. Her areas of research and practice focus on: conceptual thinking and processes, visual literacy, design pedagogy and fundamentals, representation and visual practice, drawing and image-making in multiple mediums, color theory, field drawing, integrating the Arts into her teaching, set design and art, architecture and the church,1950s French Sacred Art and Architecture commissioned by M.-A. Couturier. Courtney Miller Bellairs' conceptual works and paintings explore the relationships between art and architecture and the feelings produced by architecture. Orthographic drawings are important tools for understanding her paintings. Her most notable commission, for the Crown Estate in London, Courtney has exhibited widely in the USA and UK and her pieces are included in private and corporate collections throughout the US, UK, South Africa, Australia and China.
more information at www.courtneymillerbellairs.com
Teaching Artist Training/Residency/Completion of program.
Courtney is an amazing artist. She’s also most interested in helping you develop. I’ve taken lessons where teachers have their own agenda. Courtney will help you build your skill set.