I like to start with portraiture since it is most rewarding for children to be able to draw people, and it can be frustrating. When students learn the mathematics behind drawing, it makes sense. The best thing is if you can recreate a photo of a person, you can pretty much draw anything. It is all about seeing shapes, lines, and repeating pattern. Art is all about dissecting what you are seeing into a systematic method of recording information. It takes critical thinking and is demanding, but I am amazed at the dedication of the students. They truly want to get better, and it shows. I love the two art club days. Every week, we wish the class would not end, because it is just that great.
Thank you for your donations to CLIC! Your donations make it possible for the children to experience painting with real art materials like acrylics on stretched canvas. They love it!