Saturday, March 31, 2007

Contrasts and shapes

Class demonstrations are a key element in art education. They serve as examples of how to approach both subject and medium. At the Academy, demonstrations have long been a part of our process.

Here's a demo I created during the latest session of the Teen Program. The lesson was in tonal contrasts and shape utilization. It was done in blue pencil, black marker and brushpen. Click on the image for a better view.

Demonstrations make a significant difference in the educational experience. Students become creatively motivated and develop confidence in the instructor. Demos are fun to do and are a great way for instructors to keep their own skills sharp. Everyone learns and gains from class demonstrations.

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