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Last chance to join a course in 2022
June 26, 2022
"I learned that I CAN draw! Realistically, and from life! The physical evidence resides on the pages of the drawing pads in the portfolio (provided as part of the course). I honestly believed with a rock-solid certainty that it was not possible, and I was wrong. What a joy!"
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The course will be held at the Studio, Rowan House. Rowan House is a small B&B run by my husband and myself, on the shores of Loch Goil in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park (about 70 mins from Glasgow International Airport). The course is limited to 4 participants only. See www.rowanhousescotland.com
"Rowan House provided a perfect venue and relaxing environment in which to learn to draw. The studio was well ventilated, clean, comfortable and bright. It was well lit and furnished appropriately, with individual desks and comfortable chairs (and a variety of cushions available, if required). The location, with its fantastic views of the loch and surrounding mountains, only enhanced what could be described as an ideal learning environment."
Why Learn a New Skill?“What I really loved about the course was the gateway it opens up the other possibilities. Having been an artistic no-hoper all my life, within three days I felt very comfortable calling myself an artist because the evidence was right there in front of me in my drawings. And if that's possible, what else is? In just a few weeks since the course I've taught myself how to play tennis left-handed, picked up lots of Spanish from scratch, and I'm successfully teaching myself how to swim for a kilometre at a time. All of it has been fun and effortless, which was exactly how I experienced the course with Anna. That really helped me to see how thoroughly and unnecessarily most of us block learning new skills.”
All of us tend to gravitate towards the things we do well – if we discover a particular skill set we look for jobs that capitalise on that. The more we do something the more hard-wired it becomes in the brain and so it becomes easier; we are confident, relaxed and it feels good. Most people will stay in that comfortable zone rather than risk experimenting in new areas where they are a beginner again. Being a beginner can feel vulnerable; we may be afraid of making a fool of ourselves (particularly if we are used to being able to do things); it can feel really uncomfortable! However, the downside of staying in one’s comfort zone is that one never learns or grows and we can stagnate. It becomes harder and harder to take a risk and try something new.
Learning any new skill requires going through a learning curve. The more you can view learning as a process of exploration and discovery rather than a means to an end the better. Through exploring new things you will learn new skills but as importantly, you will discover things about yourself – the way you tackle problems and challenges for example or what gets in the way of you doing something new or the fact that you can do what you have always believed you could not.
Learning to draw is something that many people aspire to but believe is impossible. When you discover that you can learn to draw (and in as little as 5 days) then a myriad of possibilities opens up – what else might you be able to do?
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