My students at the Renaissance Art Gallery have been working very hard on their portraits and other projects.
All are showing such promise.
This week I was able to draw the correlation between standard anatomy and cartoon characters. For us to relate to these invented people, they have to strike a cord with us, and with thoughtful creation, even a robot can have a more human or humane connection.
Worked also on how we change as we age, not so much inside but outside.
A lot for them to absorb. I often think when their parents send them to art class they have no idea how much thinking, planning and soul searching is involved in art.
Because it is a visual art, so many simply dismiss it as thoughtless. As we all know, that is simply not true. Which is why students that are exposed to the arts early do better in math and science.
We need more art. We also need more appreciation that art is necessary.
Art happens in the head, only then can it come out the hands.