Ernie has been teaching prodcuction design at the American Film Institute 1999. To see a gallery of artwork by Ernie’s production design students, please visit http://www.afi.com/education/conservatory/gallery_design.aspx. Since 2010, Ernie has been teaching design drawing and storyboarding in the Dodge Film School at Chapman University in Orange, CA. He has taught art related classes at Woodbury University, Art Center and Associates in Art.
From 2006 to 2009 Ernie taught regular 10 week courses sponsored by the Fine Artists Factory. He has conducted demonstrations and
3 day oil painting workshops for local art clubs and has been an invited participant in Saturday in the Park with the Masters a live painting event sponsored by the Mid Valley Arts League.
Ernie has also served as juror for several painting competitions and was active in producing exhibitions for the Associate members of the California Club.
2009 Light & Shadow Class: FAF.
Travel Sketching slide presentation: VHAA.
Drawing for Painters Class: FAF.
2008 Travel Sketching Lecture: OAA.
Oil Painting Demonstration: BAA.
You be the Judge Lecture: MVAL.
Oil Painting Demonstration: EVAA.
Oil Painting Demonstration: SGFAA.
Learning from the Masters Class: FAF.
2007 Oil Painting Demonstration: MVAL.
Perspective Demonstration: EVAA.
Oil & Watercolor Painting Class: FAF.
2006 Portrait Sketching in Oils Demonstration: VHAA.
Charcoal Drawing Demonstration: VHAA.
Floral Oil Painting Workshop: FAF.
Head Drawing in Pastel Class: FAF.
Head Drawing in Charcoal Class: FAF.
2005 Dramatic Figure Lighting Class: FAF.
Figure Drawing Demonstration: Art Center.
Design & Composition Class: FAF.
Wonderful World of Color Class: FAF.
Great Performances on Paper Class: FAF.
2004 Systematic Figure Drawing Class: FAF.
The Joy of Drawing Class: FAF.
2003 Perspective Drawing Class: Art Center,