art and music education

It's not supposed to be perfect. It's supposed to be yours.

One of the most common things that I hear from a parent who is interested in scheduling an Introductory Lesson for their child sounds something similar to this: "My child really enjoys drawing, but I don't really know if he's that good."

What makes art good?  You do, just you.  Making and enjoying art is not about being perfect.  It's about being perfectly you.  So what if the flower that you just drew doesn't look exactly like the flower outside your window?  That flower is already doing a great job of looking like itself, so allow yourself the freedom to let your drawing look like your vision of that flower.

The piece below on the left is a perfect example.  What a beautiful interpretation done by one of our students.