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Focus on process rather than perfection
One of my favourite stories in Art & Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland is that of the college professor who divided his ceramics class into two groups.
Group A were told they would be graded on the number of pots they produced at the end of the term. The more they produced the higher the grade. They were told not to worry about how good the pots were in terms of quality.
Group B were told they only had to produce one pot and that would be graded therefore, they had to try and make it as perfect as possible.
At the end of the term when they reviewed the work of the two groups, the group producing the highest quality work was Group A – the ones who were churning them out without worrying about perfection.
We can get very stuck on aiming for perfection – this moves us into a judging, critical frame of mind which is counterproductive in terms of developing the skill of drawing.
So whether you are someone who
is just starting out or have been drawing a while remember:
- the more you draw the better you will get
- let go of wanting a particular outcome – it’s the process of drawing that is important rather than the drawing itself
- Reflect on a finished drawing and notice what you might do differently next time but for every negative point you raise match it with one positive to get a balanced view of your work.
Remember you can practice looking even when you don’t have a pencil in your hand. See what is actually there rather than what you think is there.
Discover the skill of drawing for yourself and join us on a 2019 workshop.
- FEBRUARY 18-22nd in London
- EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT for May 6-10th in London expires 30th January 2019
- EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT for July 27th to August 1st Residential in North Wales expires 28th February 2019
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MORE ABOUT THE 5-DAY WORKSHOP
Dr. Betty Edwards' Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain® 5-day intensive course is a proven technique for teaching drawing - particularly to those people who swear they could never be taught to draw! This course is taught in the UK by Anna Black, certified and licensed by Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain® Inc.
Anna teaches in the UK in central London (Little Venice), non-residential, and North Wales, near Bangor, (residential).
- The course lasts for 5 days (9.30am-5.30pm) and includes 35 hours of teaching and The Drawing Portfolio (RRP over £55 exc dvd).
- The cost for the course and all materials is £525. There is an additional charge for board and accommodation on the residential courses and you can purchase the dvd separately. Save £50 off the course fee by booking before the early bird expires. See individual course dates.
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WHAT GOES ON INSIDE THE WORKSHOP?
Here is a video of work from the last 2 days of the course. Although the drawings you see here are all portraits, students are learning the skill of drawing - a global skill that can be applied to drawing any subject matter.
A sneak peek inside the last couple of days of the workshop
THE DRAWING PORTFOLIO
The contents of the Drawing Portfolio were designed by Dr Betty Edwards and Brian Bomeisler. It includes all the materials you will need for the course, including drawing tools unique to Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain®. These unique tools were developed by Brian Bomeisler based on those used by the Old Masters. The Portfolio and its contents are yours to take home and keep.
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Drawing Portfolio here
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