“Fine art is a visual language that takes time but it is widely known that it develops the learning capacity in the brain to achieve higher results in education particularly art, language, science, maths and music. Forty years of being a professional artist and teaching children and adults for 30 years has enabled me to give to these videos a quirk of instructions like no other.
Art provides a psychological balance as its base is strongly connected to how we interact with our immediate surroundings, our relationships with people and our natural environment. And creativity is good for our health encouraging to focus on the here and now. By being productive effects the brain and the body in a good way and it is very essential that children learn at a very early age to be positive and productive. Around the age of 5 years old they can be taught the foundation blocks of art which once established give children a visual eye so that advanced learning can take place earlier which increases greater skill and talent.
The value of visual art is often overlooked particularly within primary education and it has been a great concern of mine for a long time. When I was young the opportunities for learning how to paint and draw were not available and my Dad knew how it was important to me so we would draw together. I learnt so much through his instructions and have such good memories of our time spent. So when I see children now who have a similar artistic spirit and love for art it makes feel thankful and happy that they are able to be tutored and guided by me but also I feel frustrated by the lack of quality teaching and the apparent disinterest to improve art education in primary schools. The grade that I teach at is equal to secondary and early university levels but I break down many complex instructions and techniques for the benefit of the young to learn. The results are of a very high standard with many students being awarded in their individual schools for excellent achievement and many receive scholarships in later secondary years.
Creative activities help a lot of parents and children bond together and these 12 videos have given many families a time to focus and relax. The clear instructions are easy to follow showing you how to draw by looking at my demonstrations on the easel. The split screen gives you an idea of how I work from a life model and always I am talking about the process of what to draw, how to go about it and throwing in an abundance of my professional experience (which at times is a little crazy). “