I think we need more slowness and mindfulness again in our performance and consumer society. Drawing and painting are crafts that are threatened with extinction. Promoting them can provide a counterweight to the fast pace of life. It is no wonder that proper drawing is no longer taught in schools today. It simply no longer has a place in the curriculum of efficiency.
Oddly enough, it doesn't work that way in music. Without fundamentals and years of practice, no one will be able to improvise masterfully on a jazz standard.
The real art is revealed in a mindful look at nature. By striving to capture nature through the means of drawing, it teaches us an infinite amount. Perhaps we become a little humble when we realize that it is impossible to depict a square meter of sandy beach down to the last detail. We learn to abstract and thus create coherent images that do not break down into individual parts.
Through my work as a teacher, I convey both: the technique and the mindset behind it.
I speak German, English, French and Italian.
Basics of Drawing for Children
Drawing means learning to see. It means unlearning preconceived ideas and symbols (e.g. house = slanted roof on square). We learn through drawing and observing to see the world as it appears to our eyes unfiltered.
In this class we will learn the basics of form and light. We will work in monochrome tones (black and white), i.e. pencil on paper. Animals in the Natural History Museum Zurich or the face of a friend will serve as models.
The course is suitable for children and teenagers (7–18 years).
- Sight-Size Method
- Shape, Light
- Materials science
- Concentration practice
- Eye-hand coordination
- Strengthen self-confidence
- Finding your Self
I am happy to pass on my knowledge.
- Preparation of portfolio for Art School application
- Pleinair (in oil oder gouache)
- Portrait (in charcoal and oil)
- Stillleben (in oil)