Drawing by Ethan, age 5.
I can't believe I begin teaching drawing to elementary kids with Young Rembrandts today, I'm so excited and a whole lotta nervous. I had training back in June so, it feels like a long time coming. I did a mock class with Ethan & Hudson his week to practice - I am a bit worried I will go too fast or have my back turned to the class too much so, I'm trying to be be extra aware of that. Sunday, I spent time reading over the company manual, class procedures and made a sample so, I am as ready as I can be.
As the days grow nearer, I am thinking a lot about art being a learned skill. For many artists, creating art is a learned skill developing over time with proper training and dedicated practice. I have always felt this way. I think its because there isn't anyone I know directly in my family that was an artist I could look up to or say yeah it's in my genes. I recall countless hours copying color book characters until I mastered the image enough to be able to reproduce it without having the page to look at. I had Donald Duck and Yosemite Sam in my back pocket to wow my cousins at any moment. That was always fun. Kind of like a magician with a few tricks up their sleeve. I look forward to helping a new generation of artists wow their friends and family with their drawing skills!
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