Drawing is a fundamental part of every art curriculum, and students come with different backgrounds, aptitudes, and interests when it comes to this skillset. Perceived drawing skills can also build or break student confidence. Because of this, drawing can be one of the most rewarding and frustrating skills to teach.
Drawing is also an area we, as teachers, need to continue to improve and practice. The reality of teaching is that our artistic growth can take a backseat to the development of our students, and we must make time to sharpen our own skills regularly. At the same time, it is valuable to share out and interact with other art teachers in ways that can further learning.
During this course, you will revisit your role as an artist and share your drawing evolution with your instructor and peers as you simultaneously think through best practice for drawing instruction. Your journey will include visual journaling using a variety of media and skill development as you work toward creating a drawing portfolio.
To complete this course, you will need some basic drawing tools and supplies – many of which you most likely already own. View the materials list for this course.