Wednesday, June 10, 2015


graphite on paper

I look forward all year long to sharing these drawings.
And I'm so sorry beginners that it's taken me so long to get them up.

You are seeing where each child's drawing level was when they came to me in September,
 and where they are now after instruction.
I teach from Dr. Betty Edward's Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain book,
and as you will see the results are remarkable.
First we are seeing the marked improvement junior Risha Bhakta made 
of model junior Sneha Krish.

And here is 8th grader Sara Ryave's portrait of junior Christopher Wongsavanh.
It was one of the finest portraits in the class!

Junior Jane Juan drew junior Kyla Balquin,
and all the other students marveled at her amazing background.
It was like an illustration you'd find in a fairy tale book.

You may have noticed that several of these kids came to me with some drawing skills already.
But no matter where you are, 
Betty's book and exercises help you to improve...a lot!

Another 8th grader,
Emily Chen,
worked with senior Cyrus Salvani and nailed her drawing of him.

Junior Charity came in with very good skills,
but just look at where she ended using model senior Melissa Lanto.

All the students felt like this work by junior Bernice Lin was one of the most beautifully drawn.
So many lovely details recorded for all to see.
I am so excited to see what you will create your senior year Bernice.

And the teaser that you saw last week was done by Chris of Sara.
one of the strongest pieces in the class.

I was lucky enough to take Betty's class in 1982 to learn how to draw better and to learn about the functioning of the right side of the brain and how it affects the creative process.
It was truly an aha moment for me in my own work and as a teacher of art.
I highly recommend the book if you haven't had a chance to read it yet.


  1. The Before and Afters are amazing, but it couldn't be done without the help of an amazing teacher <3 The progress all of our pieces were possible because of your dedication, patience, and belief that we would be able to create unimaginable works of art. And you led us in the right direction, bringing out the creativity within us. Thank you Mrs. Sposa! <3

    1. A beautiful tribute to an awesome teacher!

  2. These pencil portraits are always my favorites. It is just amazing the increase in skill level that comes out from the first drawing and to the last.