Piernicola, as a retired Italian teacher, offers a free demo lesson, in Italian language for beginners, of his course  "LEARN BASIC DRAWING IMROVING YOUR ITALIAN" which he teaches in the school of Mission Viejo. A wonderful journey which will allow you to learn hand drawing improving your Italian.



(In Italian language for beginners)


Teacher's Biography

Piernicola Cocchiaro was born in province of Ascoli Piceno, Italy, in 1949.

He is an Italian Architect, Fine Art Painter and retired Teacher, moved to California from Italy in 2008.

He lives in Orange County, but continues to have professional connection with his Italy, where he returns for wo or three months a year.

As an Architect, he has over 36 years of professional experience ranging from urban planning to interior design.

As a Painter, he has an artistic experience of 40 years, during which he participated in numerous art exhibitions in Italy and California.

As a teacher Piernicola taught Live Hand Drawing and Visual Education for 37 years in Italian Art High Schools, where in addition he also taught Italian Art History for some years.

Now, here in Orange County, he teaches Italian in a private school, where, in addition, he teaches for students with intermediate and advanced knowledge of Italian language, "Italian Art History", "The secrets of Italian Cuisine" and a course of Hand Drawing.


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The Course will be composed of 20 classes of 90 minutes each,

divided in two Sections of 12 and 8 classes each.

Program of the Course


First Section (12 lessons)

Hand drawing with a pencil

Each of the 12 lessons is composed by two parts in which first the teacher explains and then the students practice.

The course will teach to the students the basic hand drawings of real objects and the basic rules of the perspective.

Second Section (8 lessons)

Hand drawing with pastels


Each of the 8 lessons is composed by two parts in which first the teacher explains and then the students practice.

During the lessons the students will learn to create colored drawings of real objects with pastels.




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  • Zohre

    Is this drawing or Italian language class? I am interested in drawing but I don't know Italian.

    August 11, 2013

    • Piernicola C.

      Hi Sarah, nice to meet you. Yes my Hand Drawing Class would be in Italian language for beginner, but in the last Free Demo Lesson three people participated and no one knew a word of Italian. So, even if I do not speak English very well, I equally explained the rules to make a correct drawing of real objects, making during the Demo a live sample of a hand drawing. So, if you will forgive my English, you can attend my Free Demo Lesson without problems. Thank you for your interest. See you on August 30.

      August 11, 2013

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