I am an artist from Moscow but recently I moved to Barcelona. I graduated from Moscow Padagogical University, Fine Arts & Graphic Department and have practiced both fine arts and teaching ever since, simultaneously more than 30 years.
In Barcelona, I organise sketching workshops for tourists. We are sketching the architecture landmarks including such a complex building as Sagrada Familia. Most of my students have zero or close-to-zero drawing skills, but all of them create lovely looking sketches starting from the first lesson. The secret is in step-by-step instructions, live demonstration and some tricks and hints explained in the process.
As a teacher, I have always aimed at creating an integral system, a consistent range of methods that would allow me to effectively teach drawing and painting to any person regardless of skills. These methods come as the result of experience; they are tested in practice and proven to give fast results. As well, I have a vast experience in creating specific short-term courses, not to mention fine art workshops, etc. I wrote nine textbooks in Russian and two books about composition in visual arts are translated in English.