Oil Painting Instructor
Mike Callahan has spent more than thirty years in art and art related industries. As an oil painter, Mike has won numerous awards regionally and nationally, including juried exhibitions at the Haggin Museum, the Oil Painters of America’s National Juried Show of Traditional Oils, and the National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Best of America Juried Exhibition.
As an educator, Mike has worked professionally as Graphics Trainer at International Game Technology responsible for the development and training of methods and procedures. He also founded an Art Academy teaching foundational methods of drawing and painting.
Mike's experience and expertise is drawn from a systematic study of a wide variety of master artists both living and dead and it is from that well of assimilated knowledge and self-directed education that Mike draws his teaching content.