4 Things to Know Before You Start Painting

I meet lots of learner who can’t wait to get started with painting which is fantastic. Often they embark on elaborate artworks for the first time and then find themselves disappointed with the results. Why? Often because they have not grasped a few basics first.  I will share some things you should learn before you embark on painting:

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What are the Signs of a Good Art Class?

This is a question where the answer will depend on what type of art class or course you are looking for.  I have my own ideas of what you should see in a good art class or course, which I will share with you:

It Should Challenge You – Even a basic course should challenge you in some way to think in new ways and try out new things.  I know that for some learners there is an uncomfortable feeling in being challenged but in my opinion the best classes are those that take you slightly out of your comfort zone.

Feedback – One of the reasons you are taking a class is presumably to have access to an art tutor/teacher with experience.  I have seen a few art classes where learners have had little or no feedback from the tutor/teacher on their work.  There will always be learners who don’t want or need much feedback, yet there is usually something that a learner can gain from feedback.

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