|Posted by Jane Latus Emmert on September 2, 2011 at 10:15 AM|
I used to coach gymnastics and I promise I could teach anyone how to do a cartwheel in half an hour or less if I could get them to work through the building blocks necessary to have the right coordination of movements.
I feel the same way about teaching art. I can teach people the building blocks for drawing and painting and if they practice they'll get better and better. Mostly, I want them to feel the joy I feel inside when I paint!
People aren't just "born" artists. They learn, they practice, they produce painting after painting (and believe me, a lot of them are NOT masterpieces) and they get better and better. I love it when the lightbulb comes on in my students' eyes and they achieve a painting they like....or part of it that they like. Each painting is a learning process and that's what makes it so much fun. I wish you the joy of painting and drawing and doodling today!