Paint Like a Rabbit

notes on teaching art


 CLASSES BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER: to register, email please send your check, payable to Kate Samworth, to McGuffey Art Center/attn. Kate Samworth/ 201 Second Street, NW, Charlottesville, VA 22902 ILLUSTRATION. … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

my first illustrated book

My first illustrated book, Aviary Wonders Inc., will be released by Clarion/HMH on March 3rd. This is been in the works for a couple of years and is something I’ve … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Illustration Camps for Kids

STORIES IN WORDS AND PICTURES ages 9-12 This camp is designed to encourage and develop imagination and communication skills. We’ll use a series of creative writing and drawing exercises to … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment


DRAWING INTENSIVE: HANDS AND FEET: Hands and feet have great expressive potential, but are difficult to draw because of the many bones. We’ll use various approaches to understanding the anatomy … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

2014 SPRING CLASSES at McGuffey Art Center

ALL CLASSES are held in studio 21 unless otherwise noted. Please make checks payable to Kate Samworth. to register, contact KATE@KATESAMWORTH.COM ____________________________________________________________________________________ DRAWING SKILLS, all levels This course is designed … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Illustration courses

My first illustrated children’s book, Aviary Wonders Inc., will be published by Clarion/Houghton Mifflin next March. I am teaching an illustration course this fall. We will focus on the fundamentals … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · Leave a comment


to register for any of these classes, please contact or download registration form from McGuffey Art Center. NOTE: Please make checks payable to me, not McGuffey. And thank you! … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Scratchboard Illustrations

  These images are from a story that I’m writing.

June 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Art and Ecology Club of Charlottesville

Okay, this is not an entry on teaching art– it’s just a mention of an artist who has created something very interesting, useful, and invisible. My paintings reflect my concerns … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beginning an Art Career

Exhibiting your work. Many of my students are eager to sell their work, enter competitions, and find gallery representation. They often ask for advice on how to get started. The … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

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