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Ok, maybe we can talk over the phone ( yes old school !)

Dorie Petrochko
President- Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
www.ctnsi.com
www.aviartis.com
203-888-9835
203-695-1215

On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 12:04 PM, Laurie Bebick <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Thanks Dorie!  I would love more info on how you run your classes.  A
> syllabus would be great if you don't mind sharing.
>
>
> On Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 8:14 AM, Dorie Petrochko <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> I've been teaching beginning students (mostly adults) how to draw for 35
>> years and
>> my advice is to keep it simple so that they feel a sense of
>> accomplishment. I do a lot
>> of demonstrating on a flipboard so that they can see the process. I use
>> charcoal for
>> blocking in tone because it is quick and they can see results in a short
>> amount of time.
>> Once they understand seeing contours and spatial relationships, I move
>> onto form and
>> then detail and texture. The key is to make it fun and simple at the same
>> time. Remember
>> how it felt when you first tried to draw?- it was fun just experimenting
>> with line and contours.
>> If you time them on their blind contour drawings, it makes it like a game
>> and brings out a sense
>> of competition which is always good.
>> If you have any more questions about how I structure my drawing class,
>> I'd be happy to share.
>>
>> Dorie
>>
>> Dorie Petrochko
>> President- Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators
>> Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
>> 170 Whitney Avenue
>> New Haven, CT 06511
>> www.ctnsi.com
>> www.aviartis.com
>> 203-888-9835
>> 203-695-1215
>>
>> On Sun, Nov 6, 2016 at 3:59 PM, Laurie Bebick <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I am teaching a  drawing class to adults who have little to no drawing
>>> experience. I am finding that many of them are struggling and are
>>> disheartened by how hard drawing is. Does anyone have advise on trying to
>>> keep their spirits-up? I have only taught 2 classes so far, one on value
>>> and how to measure proportions. I have 3 more to go.
>>>
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