Andrew attended Rhode Island School of Design, RISD, and received his B.A. in Studio Art from American University in Washington, DC. He co-founded Monumental Construction and Moulding Company, Inc., where he worked for over fifteen years as Senior Designer and Principal Sculptor. He recently completed a graduate level certificate course in Graphic Design at Boston University, Center for Design Imaging Arts, where his focus was on Adobe Creative Suite Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop projects.
Andrew was born in Hanover, NH and currently resides in Silver Spring, MD. As a youth he attended a bilingual school in Paris and remains fluent in conversational French. His love of drawing and art history was fostered by his parents and grandparents from an early age, but it was his exposure to the art and architecture of France and Europe which crystallized his commitment to become an artist.
In summer 2010, Andrew created an art class for Washington youth. It was on that successful foundation that he established a five month course entitled Washington Family Fine Arts Workshop. The goal of this course was to help his students enhance their capacity to process and respond to the world around them. Drawing, painting and sculpting allowed them to translate their observations directly while developing fine motor coordination. Studying artists past and present provided students with a sense of context and helped them to inherit valuable stylistic approaches that informed their own work.
Andrew has expanded his tutoring parameters to include both the traditional art skills and digital graphics as computers let an artist experiment freely without destroying an original work. Listening to classical music while working is an important component of his multi-sensory approach to learning. He also enjoys taking students on sketching field trips around DC to sites like: The National Zoo, The National Gallery of Art, The Library of Congress, and Great Falls National Park. Andrew encourages his students to carry small sketchbooks outside of class to get them in the habit of making quick drawings of points of interest.