How to organize your private drawing class?
To teach drawing classes, it is not enough to have a corner on a table and drawing supplies …
Take care of the preparation of drawing classes
As an organizer of painting / drawing courses , it is important to structure the sessions well.
For example, you can choose the topics that will serve as the guiding idea for the course. To make each drawing workshop different, we can think of the following options:
- A drawing class around a color like Klein Blue, for example,
- A painting workshop with a natural model or a still life,
- A drawing class around an artistic movement such as abstract art or pointillism,
- A sponge painting course.
Of course, it is possible to propose courses, workshops and drawing and painting classes on demand.
Some students want to learn a specific technique such as charcoal, acrylic paint, or work on their art project.
In this case, the private drawing teacher will have to carry out a personalized program with the number of sessions requested by the student.
Idea of organization of a private drawing workshop
Let’s admit that you want to give a class on symbolism in painting to your students.
In a class lasting 2 hours, you can, for example, start presenting the work of a well-known artist . At random, let’s take Gustave Moreau, a key figure in symbolism in painting, passionate about mythology and orientalism.
Then you can make a technical point about creating the glitter effect on a canvas.
- How to make light enter a precious stone?
- How to reflect the sun in a satin fabric dress?
Take as an example a canvas by the artist, let’s put the painting of The Apparition that represents Salome seeing the head of Saint John the Baptist. You will be able to describe the artist’s technique in detail before moving on to practical work.
To recap, in a painting session, one of the possibilities is to divide the time into 3 parts:
- A part in which you refer to a period in art history of your choice
- The explanation of a drawing or painting technique based on the study of a practical case (perspective, shadow, light, gradient, etc.)
- Practical painting or drawing works for the student or students to confront the pictorial technique taught.
So who said that organizing a painting class is complicated?