The discipline of academic drawing can be tough, but has so many benefits that it’s really worth the effort. If your drawing is ‘good enough’ (no one is perfect, we are all practicing) you have a stronger platform to base any creative work on.
I changed my mind then about which path I wanted to follow, and instead of applying for a full time fine arts degree course I opted for Illustration. I drew solidly for three years under the guidance of excellent tutors, and thoroughly enjoyed it.
I have to admit that it took me a while to ‘loosen up’ afterwards, until I felt that I was able to express myself beyond the bounds of the discipline, but I am so glad that I took the route I did. I’m a pretty hopeless illustrator. I find it hard to do as I’m told, and draw someone else’s vision. I think I’m getting closer to drawing from the inside out though.....
Classes Update - After this Tuesday's class on the 2nd June at Le Meridien hotel, there will a two week break. We'll begin again on the 23rd, and then continue throughout the summer. I'm looking forward to the A/C!
Sessions at Villa Bologna will begin again on Friday 19th June and continue until it gets too hot.
We may then move to evenings.
We are also planning to have another Full Moon painting evening in early July. This is only open to my students and will be free, as I can't paint and teach :-)
I love to paint - and draw - and help others to discover their creative side too.....
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