Thursday, November 4, 2010

Learning to Draw

Learning to draw is like learning and mastering anything else. We sign up for a class, hire a personal trainer or teacher and then we have to practice. We need to set aside the time several times a week to draw, do some warm exercises, and then focus on observing our subject and drawing what we see. A comfortable place to sit, pencil, paper  some nice music in the background and that's it.

I came across this last night while I was researching some fun projects for an upcoming class.

Drawing is one of the most important activities you and your students can do. Drawing not only provides the basis for other creative activities - like painting, sculpture and printmaking - but it also provides a direct link with reading, writing and especially mathematics. The connection between drawing and geometric shapes and measurements simply cannot be denied. And do you know what else? Drawing is the single most accessible form of art available. All you need (to begin with), is a pencil and a sheet of paper.
~Andrea & Jan

Now go draw!

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