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I've been teaching various classes for the past 35 years. The following class outlines are available for your review and interests.

Please click on the class that might of interest to you for the description and what benefits you will achieve.

Learn To Draw - A Class for beginners wanting to learn how to draw.

Paper making for Kids - Rose Wall Art Project, Ornaments and "Seed Paper"

Non-toxic Printmaking - Aluminum Foil, Pronto Plates and Polymer Plate

A new class to introduce printmaking for beginners. The class will cover Kitchen Lithography or Aluminum Foil plates using vinegar or coke to etch the plate. Foilography/alumagraphy is the process of creating a finely detailed raised image of leaves, insects, seeds, and other objects from nature by enclosing them in a pressed aluminum cover, then inking and printing on a press or by rubbing using a palm press. 

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Darrell Ross teaching a paper making class to Girl Scouts taught at a community print shop in San Antonio, Texas.

Drawing can become a passion and obsession. The following quote from Hokusai illustrates this:


"From the age of six I had a mania for drawing the shapes of things. When I was fifty I had published a universe of designs. but all I have done before the the age of seventy is not worth bothering with. At seventy five I'll have learned something of the pattern of nature, of animals, of plants, of trees, birds, fish and insects. When I am eighty you will see real progress. At ninety I shall have cut my way deeply into the mystery of life itself. At a hundred I shall be a marvelous artist. At a hundred and ten everything I create; a dot, a line, will jump to life as never before. To all of you who are going to live as long as I do, I promise to keep my word. I am writing this in my old age. I used to call myself Hokosai, but today I sign my self 'The Old Man Mad About Drawing." -- Hokusai

I personally get excited and thrilled when my students get those Ah Ahhh moments. When after doing various class assignments they see progress and the possibilities. Their confidence increases, they feel excited about whats next and they look forward to what they will be able to accomplish as their skills increase.

Whether it's a child with their innocence and freedom to explore or the adult that begins again to have that freedom and take a chance to explore - this is what art does, this is what art is, and this is what I try to do as a teacher.