The basic philosophy behind Devin Cecil-Wishing’s approach to teaching is that students should understand not only 'what' works, but also 'why' it works.

It is only through the understanding of why things work that students will be empowered to effectively utilize the information in their own work. 

By systematically breaking down complex topics to their most simple components, students can achieve a thorough understanding of the principles required to create convincing illusions in their paintings.

Since 2005, Devin has taught classes in representational painting and drawing to students at all levels. 

In addition to his regular classes at the Grand Central Atelier in New York City, Devin teaches workshops around the globe, from San Francisco to South Africa.

For students in the New York City area, Devin also offers private, one-on-one mentoring. For individual students abroad, he is currently working on a series of instructional videos which are available for download from this site.

Please click the links below for a complete listing of current classes and upcoming workshops.

Current Classes

Grand Central Atelier • New York City

Teaching Studios of Art • Oyster Bay, Long Island


Gage Academy • Seattle

Grand Central Atelier • New York City

Princeton Academy of Art • Princeton, NJ

  • Cast Drawing July 7-9, 2020 (Details coming soon)

Grand Central Atelier • New York City

Grand Central Atelier • New York City

Kline Academy of Art • Los Angeles

B.A.C.A.A. • San Carlos (SF Bay Area)

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