Note: To protect the privacy of our members, e-mail addresses have been removed from the archived messages. As a result, some links may be broken.

Find Lesson Plans on getty.edu! GettyGames

Re: sketchbooks and observation skills

---------

ROppecker_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Wed Feb 12 2003 - 04:29:14 PST


Dawn,

I guess it depends on what you feel a sketchbook is all about. An artist
needs to observe the world around and record what he or she sees but an
artist also needs to reflect his inner world. I think it would be much better
to strike a balance between
observation and imagination. If I limited my own sketchbooks to what I
observe directly I would have only a partial picture of the world as I
experience it. I produce Contemporary Sculptural Silver Hollowware and none
of this exists in the world of others until my ideas percolate through my
sketches.

Robert Oppecker
Williamsburg, VA
ROppecker@aol.com

---