Art from High School
The best art class I ever had was in Junior High School, in that class the teacher actually taught us to draw. However, in my High School art class we were given assignments with very little instruction, and we completed the assignments independently, mine was a continuation school, basically a last ditch effort to get troubled kids a diploma, so I don’t think excellence in art instruction was a priority, rather we were there to do our time and get our elective credit. There were a few students that the teacher took under her wing and gave more instruction to, but I wasn’t one of them.
One of the assignments I was given was on cartooning, we were given a chart of all kinds of different facial features for cartoon characters, and we could put them together to make our own characters. We were also free to invent our own features. We were told to complete six characters. I based the first four on people I knew, most of them were people I knew from outside of school.
Be sure to check in Friday for information about February’s giveaway drawing.