I was a college professor for twenty years teaching architecture, landscape architecture, design and art. I was educated at Cranbrook Academy of art and am an environmental sculptor and landscape architect. I teach drawing painting and sculpture to kids and adults. I can teach anyone to draw.
Its all about how you see and hand eye coordination- like throwing a ball.
Ashley enthusiastically and sensitively taught us to carefully observe and then translate the work around us into representational drawings. Those skills are lifelong and carry me in my career even today.
First Insee what they can do and I watch them draw to understand their process. I engage after I get an understanding of who they are and how they see. Then I teach the rudiments of sewing and drawing. How to look at something to draw it- how to break down an image or landscape into components so that they don’t get overwhelmed.
I explain how language effects drawing and how
mwditation can assist. I teach student to journal and free write before drawing to empty their language centers so they can draw. Then it’s textbook- zen and the art off seeing- I draw they copy. The Next I do drills to hone skills.
I have a Bachelors Degree in Landacpe architecture and a Master of Fine Arts Degree and twenty years teaching experience at the college level.