Most people would love to be able to draw what they see but believe that being able to draw well is only for the lucky few 'gifted ' with inborn talent. In fact drawing ability is dependant on learning to 'see', resultant of many hours of practice.
The ability to express oneself artistically comes from having learnt basic perceptual skills which develop from being willing to make lots of mistakes and learning from them.
My lessons focus on certain time tested exercises and practices that train the hand and eye to work together in order to see things 'as they are' so as to be able to draw realistically using line and tone.
Classes for primary and college school students run after school on Friday and on Saturday at Makara Gallery. A number of my students have won school and other art awards and are now exploring and entering careers in the arts, animation and design. Because individual attention is very important the number of students is limited to 8. Lessons are $100 per term.