Newberry Art Tutorials

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Newberry, Triangulation Head Study, graphite on Rives BFK, 19x13"

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My History

Since 1977 I have been a full-time studio artist. In 1990 I was invited to teach foundation courses are Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, where I taught Drawing and Composition, Life Drawing, and Painting for four years. My tutorials come from my love of exploring everything to do with visual art, from refining the basics to nuanced studies of color vibrations. I use all of these for my work and I have found they help other artists as well. It is a never-ending process of evolution. And know it is never complete, there is always some difficult or exciting thing to discover — that is what makes art so special. Enjoy the journey.

Michael Newberry Art Tutorials


I studied with Michael Newberry for a year, and twenty five years later still use at least one thing which he taught me—about color theory, massing of shadow, the ranking of lights and darks, and sketching the figure, finding the lyrical line—every single day in my studio. He is a skilled communicator, a passionate artist and instructor, and my year studying with him was one of the best investments of my career. I would recommend Michael’s instruction one hundred percent.

Melissa Hefferlin