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 student abroad, he is currently beginning work on a series of instructional videos which will be 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

  • Evening Cast Drawing/Painting: Tuesday-Thursday, 6-9pm (co-taught with Justin Wood and Mackenzie Swenson)
  • Painting Light and Color: Saturday 1pm-5pm
  • Sunday Cast Drawing and Painting: Sunday, 10am-4pm
  • GCA Core Program: (by application only)

Teaching Studios of Art •  Oyster Bay, Long Island

  • Classical Still Life Techniques: Monday, 10:15am-1:15pm
  • Direct/Indirect Still Life Painting: Monday, 1:30-4:30
  • Alla Prima Painting: 4:30-8:30pm


Grand Central Atelier •  New York City

  • Painting Light and Color: July 23rd-27th, 2018
  • Color Workshop: November 7th-11th, 2018

Teaching Studios of Art • Oyster Bay, Long Island

 •  Concepts of Color:  July 14th, 2018

Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art • Duluth, MN

 •  Cast Drawing:  August 27th-31th, 2018

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