In my student years I had a feeling that the teaching methods were not exactly correct and coherent. As a teacher I have always aimed at creating an integral system, a range of methods that would allow teaching drawing and painting any person regardless of age, skills and even talent.
My first finished book, “The Art School”, is a coherent system that bridges the gap that exists in teaching the beginners. It explains both basic theory and techniques that facilitate drawing process. It also includes a new integral approach to learning composition with original explanations and practice tasks.
“Imitating and Interpreting” is another system I worked out. It’s based on two processes key to drawing and painting, the perception process and that of interpreting, and it has the corresponding structure. The section “Imitating” is rather a way to enwrap a student in the process than teaching itself. It’s elaborated to help a person to get the skills necessary for actually learning to draw and paint. “Interpreting” course let a student get a personal way to render the nature. It deals with composition, nature analysis, fine art techniques and, of course, the creation itself.
I also wrote a course of “Developing Drawing” for kids 5-10 years old. I believe that perception doesn’t shape before a child is 10 years old. That’s why seriously it is only possible to teach drawing and painting those who are over 11. “Developing Drawing” mainly aims at exercising attention, diligence and acumen. At the same time children get familiar with certain drawing and painting techniques. But the accuracy of the result, the matching of a child’s drawing to the example is never assessed. The most important thing is to help a child discover something new in familiar, get a wider view and learn potential of colors and techniques.
As the product of my teaching experience all these methods are tested in practice and proven to give fast results.
Developing Drawing for parents
Comics Drawing Classes at Archpoint Kids
Human figure sketching
Plein air in Moscow
Portrait drawing classes
Working with Conte sketching pencils
The first drop-in drawing class for children ages 5-10
Drawing classes for children