My third through sixth year students began their year with some challenging exercises that, if practiced diligently, will drastically improve their observation and drawing skills.
These skills will be invaluable as students progress in their art education and compare their work to that of their peers. This critical time, around the 10-12 year range, is when children consider that they are either “good at art” or “bad at art” using only the metric of observational drawing as a deciding factor. In truth, observational drawing is a very attainable goal, given a few pieces of information and tricks of the trade.
Check out the presentation below to see a few techniques we practiced to enhance our ability to see like artists: