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Cycle 2, Week 5: Perspective: It’s more than it appears…

The Online Class starts tonight! ANNOUNCEMENT! I will be leading a web-based class from August 16-20 covering the first six weeks of drawing: showing you how to draw through the techniques CC highlights, how to break down art to simple processes, how to try different techniques for those who get frustrated. The cost is $25 for four […]

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Week 3: Draw Upside down

ANNOUNCEMENT! I will be leading a web-based class from August 16-20 covering the first six weeks of drawing: showing you how to draw through the techniques CC highlights, how to break down art to simple processes, how to try different techniques for those who get frustrated. The cost is $25 for four 1-hour classes. While […]

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Cycle 2; Week 1: Simple Shapes

ANNOUNCEMENT! I will be leading a web-based class from August 16-20 covering the first six weeks of drawing: showing you how to draw through the techniques CC highlights, how to break down art to simple processes, how to try different techniques for those who get frustrated. The cost is $25 for four 1-hour classes. While […]

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The Stages of Drawing, Part 2: Schematic and Dawning

If you missed part one of this mini-series, click here. This short, probably three-part series, is about how drawing develops in most people, and how you can help teach it, integrate it, and encourage it in your children and students. To recap, the stages of drawing are generally defined like this: Scribble (with sub-stages): Approx: […]

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The Stages of Drawing, Part 1

How do we learn to draw? Do children, or adults pass through different stages as they grow in terms of how they learn to draw? Yes they do. Each stage comes with its unique challenges and joys and limitations to how we can help them draw better. I thought, perhaps, it would be helpful to […]

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Michelangelo and the second-worst project in the world

TL:DR: Michelangelo REALLY hated painting anything. Information packet about Michelangelo attached at the bottom. Michelangelo was a sculptor–according to him. He signed every contract, not matter what he was being contracted for, as “Michelangelo the Sculptor.” He considered painting as an inferior art and left his first master’s studio within a year to study under […]

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Durer

Here we have Durer! One of the interesting things about Durer is the idea of printmaking itself. Prior to the printing press and the proliferation of books, art was EXCEEDINGLY expensive. It was, quite literally, a luxury product. Really, only a few people could own it, and art was purchased either by the wealthy for […]

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