It takes a gifted artist to become a great teacher and those who dare to teach never cease to learn.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Young Botanical Illustrator

The BI-fall semester kicked off last week with the semi-intense Pencil I and Botany courses. Many of the students took both classes, i.e., the students needed to sit in the classroom from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Having three hours botany everyday after three hours of graphite from Monday to Friday can be a challenge for many students, even though many dissections and other hands-on exercises are incorporated in the teaching.
One of the students participating in both classes was Weston Uram. Weston is 13 year old and absolutely loved both classes. In his course evaluation he says about the Pencil I: I liked most to learn how to really use the shading to make a drawing come to life! (for Botany: I liked most learning all the parts of the plant (flower) and how to identify them.)
Good work Weston – I hope you’ll continue nurturing your artistic skills.
(in the picture Weston’s sketch, please click the image to enlarge)