Wednesday, May 11, 2016


graphite on paper

It's always so much fun to see the liberties the kids take when they draw the corner of my room.
Their only requirement is to draw the corner foundation correctly,
but then they can get as crazy creative as they want.
The technique we use is called "Sighting",
and it's basically perspective but taught a bit differently.
For more on it see Dr. Betty Edwards book
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.

I'm starting with an incredibly talented young woman,
junior Malaya Sithichoi.
She has impressed me so very much this year with her work ethic, 
positive attitude and as you can see her gift of drawing.
Just wish this was a bit darker so you could enjoy it even more. 

Next we have another amazing talent,
junior Ayesha Durrani.
She picked a very difficult corner to deal with but pulled it off beautifully
and with great skill and playfulness. 

In this next sensitive & lovely piece
 junior Eileen Lee has actually drawn the watercolor images on the wall,
so well in fact,
 that I recognize the art pieces.
And then I adore the sweet butterflies she has added that are flitting about the room.

Next we have junior Jazz Lo,
another skilled young artist with great potential,
who has turned my walls into an aquarium.

And we end with sophomore Matthew Flores whose skills have grown by leaps and bounds this year.
He is one of the most hardworking young men in the class
and comes in often to spend extra time on his pieces.

I'm thrilled to say that all these young ones will be back next year for another art class with me.
I'm so excited to be working with them again 
and have my fingers crossed that my class will fit into their schedules.


  1. It is obvious how much time and effort went into these drawings ... as much as I want to try my hand at Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, I am daunted.

    1. NO, no, you've got to give it a try, you will be so surprised :)

  2. looking at these made me wish i could be in your drawing class...
    not only to draw but to work along side these really
    great students of yours

    1. Thank you Grace, they are a delight to teach, most of the time LOL

    2. This comment has been removed by the author.

  3. Thank you for keeping up with this amazing blog! I'm a public school art teacher from WV and your posts are an inspiration! Thank you!

    1. I'm so glad you found us Erin and that you enjoy the posts and what the kids are creating. It's a lot of time and effort to keep posting everyday, and sometimes I wonder if the students even appreciate it, they rarely say. Thankfully I get comments like yours that make me feel it's worth it. :) I think they will go back ten years from now and appreciate it LOL