John Goodrich


John Goodrich is a New York-based painter, teacher, and writer. His paintings have appeared in solo exhibitions at Bowery Gallery in New York City and the Contemporary Realist Gallery in San Francisco, as well as in group exhibitions at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, Kouros Gallery and Lori Bookstein Fine Art in New York City, and in numerous group shows around the country. His work has been mentioned in reviews in The New York Times, The New York Sun, The New York Observer, The New Haven Register, and other publications. In the past he has taught studio art classes at the National Academy School of Fine Arts, the University of California at Santa Barbara, Long Island University, and Western Connecticut State University. He currently teaches at Haverford College and Borough of Manhattan Community College. A writer on art, he was a regular contributor to Review magazine, The New York Sun, CityArts and He currently writes for and other online publications.



Painting in the City

John Goodrich

Saturdays 1pm - 4pm

This all-media painting class will meet in Central Park and other outdoor sites to sketch views of the city. The emphasis will be on building a composition quickly, based on the effects of sunlight and the way it reveals the gestures of nature and the urban environment. Basic color mixing and sighting methods will be covered before moving on to dynamic composition and the playing of masses against details. Oil paints, gouache and watercolor are all acceptable media for the class. Please note you’ll need an easel for oil paints, or a stool if you’ll be working seated with watercolor. In case of rain, we’ll work in the studio from still life. Everyone in class will be notified the evening before about our meeting place.