Knowing how to draw is not something that people are born or gifted with, but requires skills and practice. A LOT of practice. Comic style art seeks to make that realisation within the child.
The dream is to catch the thought “I’m no good at” before a child believes it to be true. I have no desire to make anyone an artist. That love for drawing comes from deep within, and not something I can control nor want to. However that negative self talk (“no good at”) can block a child from seeing their love (regardless of what their love is). Learning the skills (my part) with lots of practice (their part) I hope will take on that negative self talk and kick its butt in.
My approach to teaching is to
- simplify and provide instructions on how to draw
- provide a safe space for everyone
- use minimal and affordable materials
During class kids will
- learn how to draw faces, bodies, food, flowers, a dragon, a star (to many to list here)
- haven an opportunity to develop their own stories or single panel drawings using what they have learnt or their own creations
- have a say about what they want to do so that each class is a little unique to the group.
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