I knew I was going to be teaching a 2nd portrait drawing class, at a local college this summer, but I got an email YESTERDAY, that my class started YESTERDAY!!! NO PREP TIME!!! WTF?!?!?
FIRST, let me say, that I had the opportunity to teach a non-credit portrait drawing class at a local college last fall, all because a stranger in a store saw my work and told me I should. They had no such class, so I made one, ha! Loooong story short, I called Waubonsee college near me, and I ended up designing and teaching a 5 week Portrait Drawing class last September 2009. We only met once per week for 2 hours (10 hours total) but I took 8 students through the basics, as well as advanced techniques. We ended up completing 2 portraits. Well, they did at least
It turned out good LAST NIGHT. A total of 6 women students with a variable amount of experience. Last night (1st class) I explained my goals for the class, my background, etc, passed around my display books with ALL of my original drawings, explained the tools I use, and then I had them introduce themselves and tell us what their art background was and what they wanted from this class.
We finished by drawing some eyes, and then decided WHO we are going to draw first, which will start next week. The 2nd portrait we draw, I will let them choose who to draw, and then I will find worthy photos on the web, print them and bring them to class, then help each one start to finish. Cool huh? The thing that freaks me out is, I have NO teaching degree, and NO art degree. 100% self taught and I've only been drawing for 18 months haha! I dunno, that just sounds funny to me
Just thought I would share...
Here is the ad I created for last fall's class