Phil Sandusky     Contemporary Plein Air Impressionist Landscape Painter and Figure Painter

Visit my new March 2015 solo exhibit at the Cole Pratt Gallery online by clicking its own dedicated menu option below!!! See my new series of archival prints of my paintings of New Orleans (select "Prints" from the menu below). This makes some of my recent work available at a small fraction of the price of my original oil paintings. Check out my affordable rates for private instruction. My new book, "New Orleans Impressionist Cityscapes" is available in book stores and online for a very inexpensive suggested retail price of $29.95.


Teaching through the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art: I have taught life painting and landscape painting at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art ( since 1994. For my classes at NOAFA, my life painting class is usually Tuesday, 6 to 9pm and my landscape painting class is usually Saturday 8:30 to 11:30am.  

Private Classes: I teach landscape painting privately for a group of students (currently Thursdays 8:30 to 11:30am) for a fee of $35 per student per 3 hour session. I can occaisionally schedule private instruction / consultation for an individual student / artist accompanying me on a painting trip for a fee of $70 for a three hour session. 

Workshops: I am happy to teach 3 day (Friday through Saturday) workshops for landscape, portrait, or figure painting when invited by artist associations. I am happy to accomodate students in other ways when possible. My most recent 3 day workshop was in
October 2013 hosted by the Saint Tammany Art Association. I also taught an impromtu single day workshop in November 2013 for a few members of the AWA art association in Baton Rouge.  

I am interested in starting a class in New Orleans in the style of the Art Student's League of New York where serious art students will work several days each week with me in attendance once per week providing critique and heavy demonstration. This will lend itself well to plein air landscape painting since there is no overhead cost for a studio and no end of beautiful sites to paint in New Orleans. I envision the group of students moving around to different locations in the city, staying two or three weeks at each location, setting up their easels in close proximity to each other. On the day that I attend, all students will follow me from one easel to another so that everyone benefits from the demonstration and critique that I do for each individual. To lower the tuition for all students, one of the more experienced students would be the monitor responsible for coordinating the class and logistics in exchange
for free tuition. This might be difficult to materialize in a smaller market like New Orleans but I beleve it is the best approach for serious academic painting students.  

If you are interested in instruction like this or have some thoughts on the matter, or are interested in small group private instruction,
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I am happy to take small groups of amateurs or non-artists on painting trips close to New Orleans or to do painting demonstrations for any private group at a fee equal to that of my private instruction. 

I am happy to schedule slide presentations and book signings for relatively large groups pro bono. 

With enough advance notice I am happy to schedule demonstrations and slide presentations for public schools pro bono.

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