How do you see the world? Do you see it in a virtual space or a visual space? Do you see it in color or black and white? Do you see it in shapes or lines? Do you take a moment in your busy schedule to see the world at all and all its beauty? The world is a thing of beauty created by a designer. If this is the work of a designer, then how much more beautiful is the designer? and how do you see the designer?
Too many questions to answer right now, so let’s start with one that we were able to answer during this class. “Do you see it in shapes or lines?” As children, we are taught in school and maybe in tuition classes to draw exactly as the Teacher does. Do as exactly as you’re told and never ever to make mistakes. You can never get lower than an A and you need to study, work hard, buy a house, get married, have children and so on. But let’s say that the Teacher is wrong and you should make mistakes and you should do other than the Teacher says to do so. The world is full of people who can do tasks, answer phone calls, press a button but not so many people can break this cycle and look at the world with a different perspective.
When we stop thinking as the world is made up of lines and think in shapes instead, you will start to understand that the world has no lines, just shapes touching other shapes and shapes of colors touching another shape of color.
In our second class, we were introduced to this concept and practiced with some objects around us. We looked at apples, tinted glass and our nose and mouth. We observed the difference was between knowing and seeing. Our students all agreed that they are much different, and when we draw with our eyes, hands, and mind. Our drawings become more individualized.
We were also given some homework to do for this weekend. This is the schedule:
Homework for Saturday & Sunday Classes
- Draw an eaten apple (15 minutes or more)
- Draw a pepper(s) of your choice (15 minutes or more)
- 10 objects and pick 3 of them to draw in more detail (40 minutes or more)
- Read pages 20 – 29 (15 minutes or less)
For the students who didn’t finish all the homework from last week, will need to finish for next class.