Drawing is a fundamental part of every art curriculum, but it has its pitfalls too. Students come with different backgrounds, aptitudes, and interests. Perceived drawing skills can build or break student confidence. Because of this, drawing can be one of the most rewarding and frustrating things to teach.
This course will address the most common challenges art teachers face when instructing various drawing skills. From making observational drawing more interesting (let’s go beyond the fruit bowl!) to breaking down complex concepts like perspective, this is a drawing class designed just for the specific needs of the art educator!
You will walk away with a fresh perspective, the inspiration to redesign and scaffold your drawing curriculum, learn new strategies to teach the ‘boring’ elements and principles of design, and best of all, you will get to try them all out as you document your own drawing process throughout the creation of a teacher showcase series and final portfolio.
To complete this course, you will need some basic drawing tools and supplies – many of which you most likely already own. You will need a variety of drawing tools, a ruler, paper, and a sketchbook. We will send a basic list of supplies (including a Blick U list for easy ordering) via email once you’ve registered.