Hello everyone! I am really glad we are all back online. Although I am not teaching full time, I am doing a private class of homeschoolers this Fall. I sure would appreciate some comments about the scenerio I have. The "kids" are a 25 year old who wants to do charcoal; her 16 year old brother who wants to do realistic pencil renderings of animals; and their 15 year old brother who wants to do acrylic paintings (landscape). I want to take them each from where they currently are functioning and bring them along, but not sure where to begin, end up? My "art teacher" mind says begin with white objects, teaching shading, form, etc. Then move into their respective interests. But I am concerned that they may be bored to start that way or to do that at all. Thoughts? Donna Clark
PS Take a look at www.Artmajeur.com/pierceclark and look for the painting of the two kids running toward the covered bridge. I made prints of it and notecards. They are selling like hotcakes!