Big things are happening with Dirksen Dabbles...well, I don't know if I can really call it Dirksen Dabbles, but it is dealing with me and art. I am officially an art instructor. I have been asked to teach private art lessons to a ten year old boy that is traveling throughout Europe with us. His mother is going to school with my husband and he just loves art. So, once or twice a week we are meeting and learning!
I have to say, when I was approached about this possibility, I was very nervous. If you remember my background, I have only had two classes in my life where I was formally taught art lessons. Having a lot of good experiences with learning from a teacher makes it easier to know where to start when being a teacher yourself.
|I started with a trip to the art store and got the basic|
So, I remembered some of the very first lessons I had in my very first art class. And that was shading objects to make them look 3D. So my student and I got some paper and a pencil, I pulled together a few objects for us to look at, a good light to shine on the objects, and we shaded away!
|My drawings for instruction|
|Learning to make the dark parts extra dark|
|He works very hard to make it look perfect, often erasing parts and redoing|
|One of our objects, to show the shadow on a sphere|
|Our finished products. Didn't he do great?!|
I have lots of experience working with kids, but have never taught art lessons before. I thoroughly enjoyed this lesson and am quite excited for the many more to come. After we get some of the basics of drawing down, we will get to move onto more exciting things like painting!
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