Individual Instruction

Stephen offers one-on-one instruction for adults seeking to further their artistic expression in his studio located in Bucks County, PA. Lessons are grounded in the classic tradition …





“The artist should first exercise his hand
by copying drawings from the hand of a good master.”
– Leonardo da Vinci


In your studies with Stephen you will begin with a pencil and a piece of paper. Once you’ve mastered four basic shapes, the artistic world opens up to you. After working with the pencil, you graduate to pen and ink. Next, you will add color, all while learning about composition and the difference between a work of art and a pretty picture. On occasion there will be trips to museums to view exhibitions.

Before you are accepted as a student an interview takes place at the studio. The purpose of this interview is two fold. The first part of the discussion centers around what you are hoping to accomplish. The second intention is to make sure that Stephen is the person who will be able to support you in accomplishing your goals.

Lessons run in two hour segments for $100.00 per session.





The Artist at Work…

February 18, 2020. In the studio thinking of Finland.


Oil Paintings

Watercolor / Pen & Ink

Mixed Media

Contact the Artist

For additional information regarding instruction, scheduling exhibitions, or commissioning a piece, feel free to connect with Heilakka directly.