I’ve never taught anyone a thing in my life (except maybe my Mom how to use shortcut keys on the computer), so I was pretty anxious about how my very first art class would go. Thankfully, I prepared a week in advance and made a lesson plan for this class and it was an absolute JOY just to be “in” art again. Like I mentioned in the past, I’ve really been missing art in my life. I haven’t picked up a pencil to sketch since I graduated. When I hit start on the timer for the first exercise tonight, it felt so natural to just start drawing. I feel like everyone in the room learned some things they’d never considered before, like there were a few light bulbs coming on. It was extremely exciting to see how surprised everyone was when they realized drawing isn’t as complicated as they thought, that it’s only lines and shapes, shadows and light. I can’t wait to see what happens as they all progress. I’ll keep you posted!
Monday, March 1st, 2010