Monday, March 20, 2017
The Des Moines Art Center
I am so grateful that I am able to take art classes at the Des Moines Art Center. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn in such a great setting. It's fun to use the equipment, and get to know other people who also have a love for art. It is also gratifying to see my skills grow. I could never do this on my own.
This week we worked with charcoal. I wisely wore black, which is good because it was messy. In my Art for the Curious class last semester, we used charcoal at an early lesson. I remember that time, I drew a skull, but after I had the basic sketch I didn't know where to go from there. Since that time, we have learned a lot about value. This time I felt that I had tools to continue to improve my drawing.
We have just two classes left, so I will soon be thinking about what I would like to learn next.