Private Lessons

 Bennecelli (James Bennett) offers instruction at his studio at Art Centro on Main Street in Poughkeepsie in the following areas:

Beginning Drawing -- Using the "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" system, the student will learn how to draw realistically in ten weeks -- guaranteed!

Calligraphy -- Learn five alphabets (Italic, Blackletter, Roman, Uncial, Bookhand) and how these alphabets can be used for several projects from designing flourished signatures to creating certificates, maps, greeting cards, plaques, and posters.

Introduction to Watercolor Painting -- First, learn how to mix all the colors and execute 12 watercolor techniques. Apply these skills to paint still life and landscape pictures.
Introduction to Portraiture -- Working in charcoal and pastels, learn the proportions of the face and how to use shading to delineate the structure. Work on perfecting a good likeness of the subject.

James Bennett is an award-winning artist/teacher with over 40 years experience. He is also the author of several art instruction publications (see bio). Call Art Centro at 845-454-4525
or contact Bennecelli at

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