Carla Crawford graduated with degrees in Art Studio and Italian from the University of California, Davis, where she studied under the painters David Hollowell and Wayne Thiebaud. While at the University of California, she spent a year in exchange at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Italy and an additional year studying at the Institute of Architecture in Venice. After graduating in Italy, she remained in the country for six months teaching art and art history and making master copies at the country's national museums. She returned to California to pursue a graduate degree in Art Education at San Francisco State University and taught art in public schools for three years while studying at the Atelier School of Classical Realism in Oakland. Deciding to devote her full time efforts to drawing and painting in the classical tradition, Carla moved to New York to study with Jacob Collins at the Water Street Atelier. She has been an artist-in-residence at the School of the Arts in San Francisco and at the Hudson River Landscape Fellowship and received the Alfred Ross Grant for Artistic Excellence. She co-curated the Giorgio Morandi and Wayne Thiebaud show at the Morandi Museum in Bologna, Italy. Her work is exhibited at the Winfield Gallery and in the permanent collection of the Crocker Art Museum in California. She teaches painting and drawing at the San Francisco Academy of Art University and at Grand Central Academy of Art.

Night Class - Instructed Cast Hall

Saturday Class - Portrait Drawing and Painting

Summer Workshop - One Month Drawing Intensive

Summer Workshop - Teen Workshop: Bargue to Portrait

Summer Workshop - Cast Painting