While we all enter the world willing to make a creative mess, it's an all-too-common refrain among adults: "I can't even draw a stick figure." Why is this? Have we forgotten ourselves? Has fear of failure replaced our desire to try? Who even decided drawing stick figures is a prerequisite for artistic prowess, anyway?
We'd love to see everyone walk into the Gallery just the way children do: heads high, they march straight for the drawing table. So intent on creating today's masterpiece, they have to be reminded to consider the works on display around them.
It could happen. All it would take is a little practice.
That's why, in September, Elizabeth is offering the first in a comprehensive series of art instruction. The first round is entitled simply, "How to Draw". Materials and how to use them, form, subject, balance, composition and value -- they're all topics that will be covered in four Tuesday-evening classes.
Elizabeth's teaching style is fun and intelligent, laid back and professional; and her art is a beautiful reflection of that. Previous students have called her workshops, "Inspiring!", "Wonderful!" and even, "Much less painful than I expected!" Take it for what it's worth.
You can click here to sign up for Elizabeth's monthly sessions, or drop by the Gallery any time to browse our selection of art supplies and pick our brains.
Join us! Together, we'll learn how to be like kids again -- maybe a little less messy.