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Drawing Lessons

Art teachers can find many rewards in giving drawing lessons. However, it can be difficult to give drawing lessons, because many students believe drawing is a simple process. Drawing lessons should always be tailored to fit the needs and ability of the student you’re teaching. Teachers should start all students at the beginners level, and students should have tests to show their proficiency before moving to higher levels. Proficiency tests should not be used as a test of talent, teachers should use the tests to evaluate a student’s knowledge of certain drawing techniques.

Art students can benefit tremendously from receiving art lessons. Drawing lessons can improve hand-eye coordination, and will improve the student’s confidence in their artwork. Students will be able to use the confidence received from art lessons to create better work. It’s always helpful to have students begin their lessons by drawing familiar objects that have basic lines, such as buildings. Progressively students should learn to draw objects in three dimensions, and teachers should also show students how shading can add a dimension to their two-dimensional drawings. Students should learn about depth perception, and to change depth perception using lines and boxes.

When giving drawing lessons, it’s always advisable to respect your student’s limitations. Teachers should not push students too hard, and should understand their ability level. It is important to maintain a balance of challenges and limitations; teachers must realize what their students are capable and incapable of doing. Teachers should remind themselves that talent does not make a good student, and a good student is one that works hard and gives their best. Drawing lessons should be a new way of enjoying art for many students; teachers should not make drawing lessons a point of stress. It’s also important to show your students that art should be a fun and relaxing process.

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