This class was tough.
When I first came to this class, I was only familiar with drawing in pencil, and even then my skills were limited. Although I haven't completely mastered drawing yet, I have improved greatly since I started. Thanks to my teacher, I learned new techniques with pencil and charcoal, and my art has become more developed.
Throughout the course I've learned several things. Among them are techniques for using pencil and charcoal, sketching/ drawing from memory, shading skills, drawing still lifes, and drawing landscapes. I also learned that art is definitely something you cannot procrastinate on (procrastinating is never good, but with drawing landscapes it's on a whole other level). Trying to complete a drawing assignment the day before it's due leads to frequent mistakes, increase in frustration, and results in overall sloppy work.
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Advice for students:
Be prepared to give it your all. Even if you are a good artist, you can still learn something, even if you've heard it all before. If you aren't as good as you want to be, put more effort into sharpening your skills. Don't be afraid to ask for pointers, whether it's from the instructor or a classmate, they may know something you don't.