Matt Dickson teaches Life Drawing and Intermediate/Advanced Drawing at New School for the Arts and throughout the greater Phoenix area. He holds a BFA in Fine Art from Laguna College of Art & Design and also studied at Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Arts. In addition to his collegiate studies he also spent more than two years studying privately under portrait painter Adrian Gottlieb. During that time he developed a strong passion for classical techniques and the fine arts which is reflected in his teachings as well as his own art work. He currently works in oil, charcoal and produces decorative carpentry. Matt is also an exhibiting artist who has shown his work locally as well as in New York and Los Angeles.