Tuesday, May 26, 2015

My work at "the studio" Anythink Library

Summer is upon us! As I begin this summer with an intensive graduate course "Digital Storytelling," I'm starting to think about a focal theme for my posts: "The Importance of the Creative Arts in Education."

In the summer of 2013 I played a part in adding to my local community to support the youth in the pursuit of visual arts, mainly drawing, at my local Anythink Library as an "Artist in Residence." This in light of sometimes lack of funding, availability, or simple appreciation of visual art courses in the public school systems.

Over the course of my career I hope I can find more ways to contribute to the creative voice for education. I can't wait to see what will be created at "the studio" this summer!

See some of my drawings from summer at Anythink. Most drawings were done as request from youth who wanted to see me draw something they were interested in, or to show them how to draw by looking at books. One can learn to draw animals and apply what is learned to draw a dragon for example.

I have provided some links for some of the books used for demonstration as well. If you know someone learning to draw please share!

Dynamic Figure Drawing by Burne Hogarth
Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life by George Bridgman
The Art of Animal Drawing by Ken Hultgren
How to Draw Cars Like a Pro, 2nd Edition by Lisa Hallet and Thom Taylor
The Art of Star Wars Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace by Jonathan Bresman

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Now introducing the official Designing to Learn website! 

I started this website as part of the ILT MA program at the University of Colorado Denver. I will be posting on both the website and this blog assignments and interests in instructional design.