A week or so ago, I wrapped up the 'Drawing for Beginners' class at New Farm State School, with very positive promises of continuing their drawing outside of the class.
Six weeks ago, a group of people who hadn't drawn in a very long time, or believed they 'couldn't draw' walked into my class, sat down and began an intensive look at drawing, form, tone, light, perspective and technique - just to name a few. The outcomes have been exceptional.
Drive and Payoff:
With adult education, you get a mixed bag - but the one thing in common is that they ALL want to be there. This is the drive. The outcome is the payoff.
Last night saw the end of my teaching for nfss for a while, as I start teaching a new subject at CATC from next week....
But this group will be keeping in touch, sending me the pieces they were half way through and I hope to keep providing my ex-students with feedback that keeps them motivated and improving.
What an amazing thing, as a teacher of the arts, to have a handful of students to want to be there, work well, ask questions and most of all, are EXCITED by their own work. Congratulations to all of you.
Some of my students have been kind enough (brave enough) to send me their thoughts, or photos of their work, and it made me realize how much can be 'untaught' about life - such as I can't draw. Everybody can draw, and with time and effort, I found I could can unteach this... and 'teach' a person to draw. We just don't afford ourselves the time or patience to learn.
So, I'm pretty sad to have closed down the course itself, however I am looking at providing online training and weekend workshops. Register your interest, or to send me your thoughts on this, email firstname.lastname@example.org
"I realized after completing your class that my creative side has been dormant for quite some time and really cannot thank you enough for providing a service that has allowed me to utilize that side of my personality." Stephanie C
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Tanya is a traditional and digital artist, living in Brisbane and inspired by all that is 'Art'.