Anyone One Can Be An Artist

After many years of teaching art classes I still believe that anyone can learn to be an artist. It starts with recognizing your desire to make art. Then you need to do something about this desire: enroll in a drawing class, watch learn to paint and draw Youtube videos, buy a book on art techniques, read it then practice.  

While cleaning out a drawer that had been stuck shut for years I discovered a 1940's drawing manual written by the first television art instructor, John Gnagy.  Gnagy wrote that he believed everyone is an artist. His writing and pictures from his book are in the image below.  Now, do you believe me when I say, "Making art is not rocket science, anyone can learn if they are will to do their homework." 

 The drawing on the bottom here are mine and illustrate my belief that you have to tolerate your imperfect attempts in order to develop your skill. There are no perfect drawings. 

The drawing on the bottom here are mine and illustrate my belief that you have to tolerate your imperfect attempts in order to develop your skill. There are no perfect drawings.