Your parents probably told you to hang out with friends who will influence you in positive ways. It is important to find the right crowd for sharing new experiences together as well as helping you grow as an individual.
This advice holds especially true when looking for people to learn how to draw with.
Learning to draw is fun. But if you are just getting started, putting pencil to paper can be challenging, sometimes even scary.
It is important to find a drawing studio where encouragement and inspiration abound. It should be a safe environment where adult and youth students feel comfortable expressing their creativity. At the same time, you should also feel free to discuss your fears about learning to draw.
The lesson framework of a drawing studio should be based on time-tested methods of practice, solid fundamentals, and specific techniques. But you should also be guided in finding your own creative path to follow as well.
I am proud of the diverse range of work produced by students at the Scribbles Institute. I have the privilege of teaching parents and their children in our Draw With Your Kids program, as well as one-on-one in my private coaching sessions. I enjoy watching adult and youth students gain confidence and accuracy during our Drawing Lab sessions. And I get the pleasure of meeting fascinating people from all walks of life at our SketchTribe Meetups.
You could say, after all these years, I have finally found the right crowd to draw with.