Life is wonderful isn't it? Just when you think it can't get any better, something will come along and blast your happiness barometer right off the scale... And it can be some simple little thing - like a sunset, or light on a tree... butterflies or flowers - or chipmunks... Wherever you look, there is something to see. Art making helps all of us to see more beauty. It helps us to be happy....
My art practice focuses on seeing beauty, then drawing or painting it. The peaceful happiness that is generated in me from this practice spills out into the homes of the collectors of my art.
My teaching is focused on giving my students foundational art skills. These foundational skills set the stage for students to express their natural creativity.
The roadblock for artistic development and creative expression is often mastering the ability to draw realistically. My teaching practice focuses on step-by-step lessons that show students exactly how to lace together simple shapes to create complex shapes. How a drawing of a duck is an assemblage of egg shapes and triangles. How to see the relationship of proportions, patterns and values so that they can draw the duck and feel successful. This feeling of mastery then translates into the confidence to add their own creativity to the artwork that they create with me and also in the artwork that they create independently.
A unique thing about my teaching practice is my patience. I struggled to learn to read as a child. I had an issue with reversing my letters, also full words and sentences were reversed. I understand how people can struggle to learn. I also understand how this struggle can affect self esteem. When I give a student the skills to draw a duck realistically, their sense of themself and their abilities grow. Watching their eyes light up when my students realize that they CAN do this and that they ARE an artist... is priceless. It's why I do what I do.
If you have ever wondered if there is an artist in you - I would say - "yup..." You just need some encouragement and a way in - a leg up... Someone to say "Wow, is that ever cool!"
I have twenty years of art teaching experience and I would be delighted to share with you some processes and methods that will guide you to creating beautiful drawings and paintings!
My art instruction experience includes: Town of Ajax, Durham District School Board, Toronto District Catholic School Board, ArtOne Academy, and now I have had the opportunity to start my own school - 'Judith Jewer Art Academy." I have also recently started to teach art for The Whitby Station Gallery.
My art education includes a B.A. in Art and Art History from McMaster University, and an honours diploma in Graphic Design from George Brown College.
If you can find the time or have a child who would like to learn, call me and we can have lots of fun making dreams come true... 905-839-7816
Peaceful Happiness, Judith
If you have a young artist who would like to develop their drawing skills in Art Lessons for Kids, or if you are an adult who would like to learn how to paint, I have art classes available that are fun and affordable. Please check out my 2022 Winter Term - Zoom programs by clicking the link below...
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