Art and what I thought I knew about it, specifically drawing has been a pre-conceived idea, a term that my art teacher uses a lot. I thought it was easy, simple and fun. My pre-conceived idea has vanished and has totally shifted. After 2 months of being in a 3 hour art class twice a week I have come to appreciate drawing and those who are very good at it, and have realized and learned that I'm not one of those people. Drawing like anything takes practice my teacher always says. With a three hour session both on Mondays and Wednesdays we get a fare share of drawing and all the rules and techniques that go along with the wonderful world of art. Rules, you ask? Haha yes there are rules believe it or not, and with this class we get graded on if we applied those rules and techniques to our drawings. As for me, rules and art do not go together, hmm let me give you an example like mint and orange juice. When I think of art, I think of messy, fun, creative, inspiring, free, and no rules!! Well now that we are working with charcoal, I guess there is one thing that I am right about, that's its messy and after working with charcoal for a few hours it looks like I've been working in a coal mine or something.
I have learned that I am not a very precise person and this art class has definitely taught me that. I like to make things up as I go along and this drawing is mainly focused on drawing things how they are not what you think they look like, see no pre-conceived ideas. And to be honest that's no fun. In this class I yearn for imagination and creativity. I guess that will have to go into my spare time. So far my date with drawing has been interesting and quite a learning experience.