Carolin Peters, an artist who teaches drawing to help students find their creative voice...
Updated: Dec 1, 2021
'Hey, I'm Carolin Peters. I'm a painter, art instructor and owner of Cura Studios, an online art studio for lapsed and intermittent artists ready to get down to business and build true skills so they can find their own unique creative voice.
In my own artwork I combine my love for nature, introspection and image making.
This group of drawings is called "The Contorted & The Elated" and in it images of self-denial and self-delusion sit next to images of utter self acceptance and being totally at ease with one's true nature.
When I don't draw or teach I'm hanging out with my kid, husband, dog and cats, ever hoping for the next outing to the mountains.'
'Pyre', Col-Erase pencils on rag paper, 14 x 12 inches.
'Frieze', Col-Erase pencils on rag paper.
'Elated', Col-Erase pencils on rag paper, 14 x 12 inches.
'I'm a classically trained artist and studied at one of the few accredited art colleges that focus on traditional, figurative drawing and painting.
Immediately after graduating, I started to teach drawing and painting at art schools all over Southern California and did so for more than 10 years.
In 2018 I opened Cura Studios, a community hub for artists, which has since turned into an online drawing studio.
I specialize in teaching drawing skills based on century-old knowledge applied in a way that's relevant to artists today.
Every class I teach is geared to equip my students with practical know-how and the ability to take skills and transform them into art that's true to them, not just a teacher knock-off.
Cura Studios classes include: Better Drawing Academy, Better Portraits Academy, and The Daily Sketchbook.
You can find out more about Cura Studios at: https://artisapractice.com/classes/
Other schools I’ve taught at include Laguna College of Art and Design, SoA at California State University,Long Beach and multiple community colleges.'
'The Contorted', Col-Erase pencils on rag paper, 14 x 12 inches.
'Leap of Faith', Col-Erase pencils on rag paper, 14 x 12 inches.
'Peacocks', Col-Erase pencils on rag paper, 12 x 14 inches.
'Northstar', Col-Erase pencils on rag paper, 14 x 12 inches.
'Toedip', Col-Erase pencils on rag paper, 14 x 12 inches.
Carolin Peters, at work in her studio.
Cura Studios: https://artisapractice.com/classes/