in the classroom
this is how a set of 6 sessions might go for an artist that needs to take it to the next level:
session 1: latest hurdle
your latest drawing is someone hitting a baseball, but something is a little off.
it turns out: the hitter's face doesn't look like the face of somebody trying hard to hit a ball.
so this first session we learn to draw a set of facial expressions, not in detail, but enough to tell
them apart from each other so you can pick one to use for the hitter.
session 2-4: coaching
we focus on the face you picked, filling in the details so it looks convincing: the eyebrows,
eyes, nose and mouth. we end up drawing a lot of eyes, eyebrows, noses and mouths.
session 5: one more time
redraw the latest drawing from session 1 with what we learned since then.
session 6: next hurdle
try a new drawing with another hurdle.
class room setup
the coach walks around from artist to artist, ensuring that each artist gets their fair share of 1on1 time with
while walking around, the coach is either identifying a hurdle or making sure the artist is working on the
coaching points that address the hurdle.
when it makes sense to address a coaching point for 2 or more artists, we use the projector to do it.
drawing station setup
while in class, artists are assigned a small easel, some paper, a pencil and an eraser. artists may also bring
their own tools.
on one part of the paper, the artist posts the latest drawing where the hurdle is identified. everywhere else
on the paper the artist practices the coaching points.