Here's what Workshop participants have to say about their experience
"Neil was precise with his information and helpful with each student. Very kind, understanding teacher who freely shared his knowledge with us."
Lenore G. - workshop participant
"Excellent instruction. Provided clarification of correct drawing method for accuracy. Personal instruction for everyone in the class."
Marcia S. - workshop participant
"I really enjoyed the class. The lectures were so helpful in getting the basic concept of drawing correctly. The workshop was not only about learning to draw accurately, but to remember why we are creating art - the purpose of the process!"
C.K., - workshop participant
"Thank you so much for your giving such a wonderful class. I walked away both inspired and equipped to continue on this art journey I have begun."
Catherine A., - workshop participant
"I really appreciate the clarity of the method you taught. Your work and enthusiasm are inspiring!
Barbara, - workshop participant
"I have never produced a drawing so well as the one I did after your instruction at the Bird Journaling Workshop. This truly made a difference in my understanding of how to draw to scale, how to use highlight and shadows, why a color or value seems to change in value when placed next to other values. Thank you for your patience and giving us time to apply our lessons immediately until we could capture each one for ourselves. I hope to take another workshop in the future." - Cyn G., workshop participant
“Neil Rizos demystified for me that most difficult part of creating an artwork — getting started. By commencing the workshop with a practical demonstration using straightforward measuring techniques to establish an accurate base drawing of a bird, he clarified how much difficulty and reworking of the image can be avoided by getting proportions correct from the start, no matter the medium or subject. His humor, easygoing manner, and positive nature made the workshop especially enjoyable. Along with nuts and bolts advice regarding technique and materials, we benefited from little gems of insight into the creative process that Neil shared throughout the afternoon. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.” - E. Paquette, workshop participant