Derek currently is a faculty member at Northwest College of Art & Design in Tacoma, WA. The drawing, painting, and design classes he teaches there are part of a curriculum as part of a BFA in Visual Communication in which students are enrolled in for 3 years. For more information about NCAD, please visit

Derek co-founded Sketch Seattle in 2014, and taught Seattle based sketching workshops with Ron Stocke 2014-2016. There is a possibility Derek may offer some sketching workshops on location in the summer of 2018.

Derek also teaches occasional classes at Artists' Edge in Poulsbo, WA.