Sunday, February 24, 2008
Persistance of vision
We can think of ourselves not as teachers but as gardeners. A gardener does not 'grow' flowers; he tries to give them what he thinks they need and they grow by themselves. (John Holt)
I taught a children's drawing class today and had all girls in it. They were quite productive, as we concentrated on making thaumatropes and developed some designs. While they were intent on their work, I took the opportunity to do a little sketching of them working.
They were delighted to see themselves captured on paper and that fueled a discussion about how they could sketch and how to develop shapes that turned into people.