learn very quickly, and drawing in Garie Sim's classes is fun!
The lessons are very interesting and simple, revolving around
drawing objects using basic shapes, numbers and alphabets. Garie
also demonstrates the relationship between two-dimensional drawings
and creating three-dimensional objects in Polymer clay. Every
single form or shape the children draw can be interpreted into
three-dimensional objects. This will in turn develop in the child's
mind a good sense of composition, better visualization of color,
and a firm basic sense of proportion.
Children are natural
artist. Their expression in the Arts are usually uninhibited
and free, without any conceptual understanding of design,
proportion and composition. Their works are often based simply
on their basic perception and ever-active imagination.
Training children to develop drawing skills is important. Without
proper training and direction, children tend to gradually lose
the natural ability and confidence in the Arts as they reach
adulthood. As we grow, our perception of objects and our environment
are ' colored ' by our own unique experiences in life. We became
more aware of the differences in basic and complexities of concept.
Expectation between perfection and realism also tend to heighten.
However, in Art, to express our visual perception on paper or
canvas require the skill, which are acquired through proper training,
not just by practice alone.
in drawing skills includes teaching them the ability to classify
objects visually into basic shapes, most of all there's element
of fun in learning. Composing basic shapes into a picture will
help them create two-dimensional drawing, to further their artistic
endeavors, learning play clay will help to convert the drawing
into three-dimensional objects with polymer clay. By feeling
and shaping the clay, it will enhance their imagination, improves
their motor skill, hand and eye coordination.
From my experience
in teaching hundreds of children, we only use the basic medium
that are, pencil, pen, colored pencil, recycling of paper and
acrylic paint. Children learning the basic drawing skill, should
not be exposed or introduced to, too many art mediums at such
a tender age. They must stay focus in learning the basic drawing
skill and able to draw on their own by using the basic medium.
Children that learn and understand the concept of drawing skill,
will eventually be able to use the other mediums naturally, through
experiencing and experimenting with them.
on paper or canvas requires creative imagination, confident,
experience in drawing skill.