"There is only one way to learn to draw
and that is a perfectly natural way...
it has only to do with correct observation...
if a student misses this step and does not
practice it for at least his first five years,
he has wasted most of his time and must
necessarily go back and begin all over again."
"Critical" DRAWING involving "careful judgement
or judicious evaluation" neither of which are
consistently employed in the public school
system, especially in grades K through 8. Children
are continually allowed to draw and paint in any
fashion they wish under the guise of "creativity."
In fact, many high school teachers draw as
they did in grade school; good or bad; the point
is - that by looking at elementary and secondary
classroom efforts in general, (visually) indicates
a decided lack of instruction in "critical"