I recently took a class from Chris for Plein Air painting. He started the class with background information about Plein Air in Art History  which was valuable. Then he discussed in depth the equipment necessary for outdoor painting and finally the elements of creating a successful painting.   Then we headed outside to watch him create a pastel of a parking lot scene while the evening darkened into night. An amazing process to observe.
Chris is professional, inspiring, encouraging and generous with his enthusiasm , talent and knowledge. I highly recommend studying with him.