Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Its all about teaching

Sometimes teaching my students is not just about asking them to do their projects. Like today I spent the lesson working on this painting, which is also a tutorial to be published.

The benefits to my students is seeing how I apply the techniques I teach them, not just as a demo which is usually the case. Art is a mostly a doing process. Yes you need to know the theory behind some aspects, but the key is to gain knowledge and experience from 'playing' with pencils and paints to discover not only their characteristics but also yourself. Your preferences, likes and dislikes, colours which you warm to.

During the lesson many questions were asked: the choice of colour mixes, the paper I am using, the layering process, sharpening the pencils etc. It was a pleasure as usual to teach my students :)

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