AWE Online Learning Tutorials

Welcome Art With Elders Artists! Please enjoy this online art tutorial collection from some of our Artist Instructors

From our Executive Director and Laguna Honda Program Director, Mark Campbell: Learn more about Mark’s work on his website: BFA, painting and sculpture Rollins College. MFA, Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Studied classical realistic oil painting 1992-96. Started using wood and stone in compositions in 1997. Collected internationally by museums, celebrities and businesses since 2000.

Mark’s “AWE at LHH Painting Inspired by Music”
From Mark’s project for Minna Gallery exhibit, “Discolandia”

Mark’s “Art With Elders At LHH The Art of Play”

Mark’s “Drawing Lesson 1”

Source Image for Drawing Lesson 1

Mark’s “Intro to Watercolor”

Source Image for Mark’s Watercolor Lesson

From AWE Artist Instructor Yvette Brown, Fibonacci Secret to Drawing Succulents.
Learn more about Yvette’s work on her website: “My work is about the deep psychological and physical responses people have to motion. I create images that tap into the rich vein that lies between our dreams of flying and our nightmares of falling out of control.” YouTube link: Fibonacci Secret to Drawing Succulents

From Artist Instructor Min Lee
Min Lee is a traveling photographer and filmmaker. He has traveled throughout thirty destinations worldwide, and has accumulated a growing collection of over 600 photos and videos. For an inside look at the work coming out Fuglee Studio, please visit
Drawing instruction from Min Lee on YouTube:
The Drawing Board E1: Drawing Fundamentals
The Drawing Board E2: Figure Drawing and Proportions
The Drawing Board E3: Still Life
The Drawing Board EP9: Clouds II – Painting Clouds

From AWE Artist Instructor Hugh Leeman
Now based in San Francisco, AWE Artist Instructor Hugh Leeman is a world traveler who has engaged with people to make art along his journey. Please visit his website to see his work:

Learn more about Hugh’s creative path in this video of his presentation to the AWE Friday Open Studio group:

From AWE Artist Instructor Hugh Leeman: Dutch Still Lifes: A Window Into Political, Economic, and Social Change

From AWE Artist Instructor Intern Kathryn Whitten
Kathryn is a rising sophomore at Columbia University. She plans to major in visual arts, focusing specifically on painting. In her art practice, she loves to paint portraits of her family and landscapes around her hometown, Point Reyes Station. She is interested in becoming an art professor and working with non-profit art education programs. As a part of her summer 2021 internship with AWE, she created this 2-part workshop that she presented to the Saturday Open Studio group facilitated by AWE Artist Instructor Darcie O’Brien:

Self Portrait Studies 1 & 2 by Art with Elders intern Kathryn Whitten

Portrait Presentation Part 1

Portrait Presentation Part 2

Drapery Demo
for the Indexical Clothing Portrait Project
by Art with Elders intern Kathryn Whitten

Indexical Clothing Portrait Project Parts 1 & 2 by Art with Elders intern Kathryn Whitten

Studio Visit by AWE Artist Instructor Yvette Brown
for the Indexical Clothing Portrait Project
by Art with Elders intern Kathryn Whitten

Value Exercise
for the Indexical Clothing Portrait Project
by Art with Elders intern Kathryn Whitten

Slide Presentations for the Indexical Clothing Portrait Project
Clothing Portrait Presentation Part 1

Clothing Project Lesson #2

Sample classwork from Projects by Art with Elders intern Kathryn Whitten

Kathryns Projects Sample Work


From AWE Artist Instructor Emeritus, Zimou Tan
Zimou graduated from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco in 2001 with degrees in both Fine Arts and Traditional Illustration. Zimou has exhibited widely from New York to Pasadena, and has been recognized extensively for his abilities in art. You can learn more about Zimou and his work on his website:

Here’s an example of the many tutorials you will find at Zimou Tan You Tube, enjoy!