Thursday, September 04, 2008

hands were made for drawing

In a few short weeks, I shall be teaching a drawing class to middle school students.  Hands were made for drawing and I love drawing more than anything.  So often, the standard reply is, "Oh, I can't draw" and my reply is, "Let me teach you."  Inspiring one to draw is like blowing a bubble for me.  Students at any age appreciate being inspired and given motivation and encouragement to draw hands, feet and more.

18 comments:

Kwana said...

I agree. Anyone can learn to be creative and get their thoughts down. I'm no PVE but after art class in college I can do a little bit where before that I could only draw sick figures. It's all in the mind and what the heart wants to overcome. You have a special gift Patricia.

littlebyRD said...

I wish I was there to take your class. (but i don't wish to be in middle school again!). Good luck with it.

Mrs. Limestone said...

Oh, Im so dying to take an art class. There are so many good options here but never the time. Those are very luck middle school students!

pve design said...

kwana,
why not take a class with me to draw, and you can teach me to knit socks!
patricia

littlebyrd,
will send you a class by mail...to do at your own leisure! I know middle school does harken thoughts of pimples, bonnie bell lip gloss and leg warmers. my love for art and ballet helped me to glide through that awkward time with grace.
patricia

Emily said...

I would love to learn to draw. I'm very much the stick figure artist. Have fun with your class - those kids are lucky to have such an instructor!

Meaghan said...

What a beautiful blog you have. And a boatload of talent to boot!

Will bookmark you for sure, and keep you in mind for future design work.

Good luck with the middle school students!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, I love to look at people's hands. They are so expressive to me. Have you ever noticed Vanessa Redgrave's hands? So wonderful!

I wish I were closer and good enroll in your drawing class!

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Who was the famous portraitist who charged more for hands since they were so difficult for him to draw?

Lucky kids!

Marnie said...

it would be fun to take your class

enc said...

I wish I'd had an art teacher like you in school.

simply seleta said...

Oh can I sign up for class?!?

Fifi Flowers said...

I should sign up for your class... was not a fan of life drawing... as a result... hands, faces, feet... bodies period... are not my strong point... ugh... I think you've inspired me to take a life drawing class... hmmmm... wonder if I could find one online?

pve design said...

fifi-

took a life drawing class last year. it was wonderful-
absolutely take one, I know you will love it!

patricia

N said...

How fun! In our little willage?

I was far more artistic in my younger school years and it manifests itself usually in some crafty way around my house now. Good for you!

Nantucket Mermaid said...

I remember having to draw 100 hands and 100 feet one semester in College in my freshman year. It was a great exersize! Have fun with those kids!

The Lil Bee said...

I hold my high school art teacher in my heart. Miss A. Love her! You are going to be so inspirational:)

{this is glamorous} said...

Love this sketch. It would be such fun to take your class :)

Karen said...

Man, I wish I could draw. I can write; are these functions on different sides of the brain?