As my tween son is a passionate artist, we consider ourselves lucky to have found a phenomenal teacher and mentor like Robert. My son has learned so much in a short two years, and his interest continues to grow under Robert's mentorship.
Robert helps students establish a strong foundation by starting with his "Drawing Fundamentals" course. With it, I have seen my son gain a deep appreciation and application of technique, which makes his graphite drawings so realistic. Students then proceed to delve deep into the medium and style of their interest under his tutelage.
In his weekly Zoom Mentoring Studio classes, the students are in the company of an eclectic group of individuals with unique backgrounds, artistic styles, and interests. Robert and the group have created a collegial and constructive setting, allowing students with a wide range of talent and experience to grow, learn and develop together, and from each other. "Every week I learn so much by seeing the work of my fellow mentees, along with the specific feedback and guidance that Mr. Caldwell provides to each of us (that the rest of us learn from too). This environment gives us new ideas and helps each student bring out the best in us. I feel like it is our own creative family.", says my son.
Being an accomplished artist, and a living master, Robert inspires his students through his own work and passion. His enthusiasm is infectious. His individualized, perceptive, detail-oriented approach to teaching encourages one to challenge their own unique styles and abilities, and discover new possibilities.
-Sohini Garg, mother of Abhishek Garg
Draws in graphite and a student since 2019.