Brenda Ellis Talks Art
I'm so glad you're considering art lessons for your child or children! Children to adults can sometimes be tripped up by the first steps to drawing from observation. In these excerpts from summer blogs, I discuss ways of thinking that both, get in the way of, or move us forward in our goal to make good drawings.
- On this first page, Brenda Ellis Talks Art, I deal with attitudes and approaches to art. Very simple attitudes such as "art is a talent you're born with or without" can be used to discourage inexperienced newcomers from gaining the skills needed. When we switch this to "art is a skill that anyone can learn" we include all children of all ages no matter what skills they currently display in their art. I have personally witnessed High School seniors, who stopped drawing in first grade, but when presented with drawing classes through ARTistic Pursuits, gained skills very quickly and were drawing just as well as their practicing peers. The short videos below, most 1 to 3 minutes, will position students and parents in a good place, having a positive mindset for learning the subject of art. My hope is that you view them at your leisure and come back to get more knowledge about the attitudes that make for great learning experiences!
- On the second page, First Steps to Drawing , you'll find short, but practical drawing lessons that, when practiced, will greatly improve drawing skills. See why drawing skills are important! Be sure to share these lessons with your child. Click the link! I hope you find these helpful. - Brenda Ellis