Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Drawing from the Very Beginning Part #1

As I stated in my post to the the Geeky Adventure link up, I was planning to take some drawing classes in March. Cincinnati is proud to have the Art Academy of Cincinnati and their incredible Community Education program, art classes open to the public. I enrolled in the Drawing from the Very Beginning class at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center and had my first class two weeks ago.

I was inspired to learn to draw after our trip to Europe last November, because no matter how good at photography I get, you will most likely be able to find a very similar/better picture on Google but a drawing, my drawing would be unique. It would be my own personal recollection of the event or scene and then my translation of that into a one of a kind drawing. That is what got be excited about learning to draw, giving my unique spin to what I see in my travels and daily life.

The other reason for wanting to learn to draw is that I had a deep desire to learn a new skill. I have a life long need to learn and lately I had spent way too much time binging on Netflix. It feels good to wake up on Saturday morning with a purpose, I go to bed on Friday nights excited because I know I have art class early the next morning. I must be really excited because I'm not normally not so happy at eight on a Saturday morning.

I'm two classes in and so far, so good. We've did some still life drawing on our first class and learned about one point perspective at the second class. We also did a bit of free form drawing of a paper bag at the end of the second class.




22 comments:

  1. Good for you! I've always been a terrible artist and am so jealous of people who have that skill naturally.

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    1. I consider myself a terrible artist as well but I read a lot about it being a skill that can be learned hence why i decided to give it a shot. It's definitively out of my comfort zone.

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  2. Aw, I miss drawing classes! So out of practice. It's a great skill to have and enjoy. So sweet that the hubs got you the lessons. :)

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    1. He's more of a objects as presents person and while I'm more of an experiences as presents person. This shows he finally got it!

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  3. To echo Molly: good for you! Hope you're having lots of fun with your new skills :)

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    1. Thanks! I have new sketchbook paralysis though. I haven't practiced at all outside of class because I have no idea where to start. I'm hoping that with a few more classes I'll feel confident enough to start sketching something.

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  4. My daughter is in drawing classes now and I sort of want to join in on the fun and brush up on my skills as well!

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    1. You should! It's been a lot of fun to learn something new,

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