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Drawing classes

I started to teach art work in 2007 when my mother retired. She decided to learn artwork from an association where she felt lost and I started to give private lessons where she would learn the basic and more advanced techniques. In 2011, I have given private lessons to a young man who was isolating himself after finishing one of the most prestigious school of France. I have used art drawing to pull him outside and after few lessons, he had his first painting conquest, exhibit and meetings with other artists.

I have taught occasionally and I must be honest in this, I never taught to groups, but I have been in a prestigious school of Arts and I have enough experience to start small groups teaching. I decided to start classes because several people have asked me for classes. Not so many, but enough to start seriously thinking about teaching.

I am an old school teacher, very traditional and nothing special, but I am patient and enthusiastic. I guide my students into their own world rather than trying to bring them into mine. I try to emphasize their skills and talents while teaching the technique to improve their skills. When I paint, I am happy and I expect my students to find the happiness in painting. I am not a big master, I try to improve myself and I believe that teaching would push me into more art, more exhibits and more sales in my gallery. Usually I paint for myself, my friends and don't really make any business of my art. Teaching would be my first real step into making profits. In 1996, I have sold a piece $25,000 to a museum. I have never sold since then. This is something I am willing to change. More art, more money from my art and more time for it.





BEGINNER'S LESSONS

  1. Basic design with felt pen
  2. Basic wash drawing
  3. Basic pencil design
  4. Understanding the space, forms, the full and the empty
  5. Quick perception of the space and the subject
  6. Draw a scene
  7. Draw a landscape
  8. Draw an illustration
  9. Draw an animal
  10. Draw a human person

I provide the material for the first lesson. This lesson is about the philosophy of drawing, arts, you as an artist, your vision and your models. I use felt pens as a methodology to teach the basic perception of lights and colors.

The beginner's lessons will bring you into the world of an artist to become an artist yourself, anywhere, anyhow, whatever the circumstances. You will learn to draw with charcoal, cray, clay, coffee, eggs, pigments and basic materials from the kitchen. You will also learn to select your equipment and appreciate the maintenance of your costliest tools, paints, additives, papers and archival supply. Some materials are very expensive and you must appreciate the reason why. Just like a glass of wine, colors and brushes have a value that you will learn to appreciate.

Those lessons are for adults and children starting age 8. Children under 14 can be accompanied by an adult and work as a binome on the same model.

Every lessons are made outside, in the streets, the beach, cafes, restaurants, factories, museums. We have a brunch of 1/2 hour after 2 hours work. Every one brings something and share with the others. One full lesson with the brunch is 3:30 hours.​

Every lessons occur in quiet atmosphere. You must be prepared to a total immersion into your work in relative silence and meditation. Discussions are not permitted during the drawing lessons unless necessary. You can discuss during the brunch and after classes. During classes, there is no social connection between the students other than art drawing.

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ADVANCED LESSONS

Advanced lessons are meant to help you achieve an art project and understand the different steps to complete it. It can be a portrait, a landscape, an illustration, a cartoon. You chose your own model. I paint with you and assist you in your art project during the sessions. I teach groups up to 5 people. 

Those lessons are for adults and children starting age 8. Children under 14 can be accompanied by an adult and work as a binome on the same model.

The lessons are organized in your house, your school, your association or your art studio. We have a brunch of 1/2 hour after 2 hours work. Every one brings something and share with the others. One full lesson with the brunch is 3:30 hours.​

Every lessons occur in quiet atmosphere. You must be prepared to a total immersion into your work in relative silence and meditation. Discussions are not permitted during the drawing lessons unless necessary. You can discuss during the brunch and after classes. During classes, there is no social connection between the students other than art drawing.

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LESSONS FOR KIDS

There is too much things happening in a kid's head to really organize drawing classes for kids. When I teach drawing, I don't plan to book a schedule but rather bring someone into a world of creativity so for kids, I prefer a mix of drawing, modeling, and crafts and let the door open for the kids to choose what they really would like to do, then I balance between one activity and another. Once I see that a kid favor an activity, I will emphasize my teaching in the direction where the kids feel comfortable. The purpose is to find the best media for the kids to develop the best of their creativity and they cannot master everywhere, but if we find the medias where they can master, then they can enjoy art, and this is all the purpose of my program.

For drawing, I use water colors, pens, felt pens, coffee, tea, eggs, pigments, clay, and some acrylics.
For modeling, I use natural clay, polymer clay, paper, putty and plastics.
For crafts, we make jewels, sculptures, scrapbooks and decoration for the house.

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About E.B

Eima BLANK is a designer and a rewarded entrepreneur who started a career as an ethnographer in 1992, was graduated in architecture in 1995 and is now experiencing her passions as a carpenter and a craft woman. She has directed wood construction projects from 2010 to 2015. She is the author of several books and studies about wood construction and the economy of forestry. She has also won several concourses for her innovations on wood and fabric construction. Her drawings entered an army museum for her sarcastic humor, she has a model house in another museum and she is a member of the ADAGP and the ARS for the management of her artist and designer rights. She is also an occasional cartoonist, what she carries on her smile.
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