Thank you, once again, to everyone who participated in the recent survey!
Because of the info that I gathered from you, I now have a more specific direction to go in this year.
I suppose this whole pandemic caused me to read about how the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic was solved in the early 1900s, which then caused me to further read some things about how this country came about and some other interesting facts.
I found it interesting that in the 1600s when the Pilgrims came over from Europe, one of the things that really mattered to them was education. They purposed that every child should know how to read (especially the Bible, because of its emphasis on God & community) and know the history of their move to this continent, and writing and arithmetic. It was a pretty good educational plan. Although we’ve lost some of the good parts of this kind of education, frustratingly it seems that ART & DRAWING were not really on their list.
Well, I’m not alone in thinking that the ARTS are so terribly important for learning the skills & disciplines that guide us through life.
All of the ARTS…especially DRAWING!
I believe that a drawing course is important, and fun!
We are going to continue to emphasize the fun part this year, without losing the educational part.
The Draw Pages themselves will remain the same for the most part, but the underlying lesson will be linked to each week’s post, and in the Draw Books.
Here are some of the things we’ll touch on this year forming a good foundation that we will be able to build upon in the coming years:
- Supplies & Set up
- Drawing Lines & Shapes
- 3 Dimensional Shapes
- Shading and Shadows
- Basic Perspective
- Squiggles & Fun Creatures
- Plan for Drawing the Human Figure & Face
- Simple Color Theory & Color Usage
- Composition: Framework of Good Art
- Cut & Paste Paper
- Elements & Principles of Art
- Fun Recipes
Pretty much the same direction we were traveling, but with more intent and reason now. There are 52 weeks per year and 13 per quarter-year.
We’ll go through the above, and then go deeper each quarter afterwards on these themes.
I hope that you join along! It should be a fun trip!
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