Jim Clark, an award-winning draftsman and painter, has a passion for art and teaching. He received his art degree at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, in addition to studying through the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne and at the Academie de Port-Royal in Paris.
His belief in the communicative powers of art shapes his teaching philosophy. He is an enthusiastic instructor who excels at helping students reveal their potential.
A Minnetonka native, he lived in Alaska for over a decade and returned to Minnesota to enjoy the warm winters. He is active as a member of the Hopkins Center for the Arts and the Glen Lake Optimists.What students are saying"I came away from this class with exactly what I wanted and more. I certainly acquired confidence in myself to be able to draw. "
"I was surprised at the effectiveness of the techniques that were taught by the instructor. It was amazing to see the pictures I could create during the class."
"Jim is an awesome teacher with a nice balance of critique and praise. He is a wonderfully encouraging teacher!"
"Jim was instructive and encouraging. I became less afraid of putting marks on paper and therefore, more expressive. I learned a lot about myself and drawing."
"Jim is an amazing teacher who gives his full talent towards the enrichment of his students. I have learned so much from him and would gladly take the class again."
"This class was an excellent overview of my college classes. A great place to "begin again" with my art experiences. I really enjoyed meeting new friends while expanding my knowledge."