A lot of people who long to draw—but feel too intimidated to try—will rejoice at the wonderful first entry in this brand-new creative series. Written by arts educator Steven Aimone, it’s packed with solid, friendly, hands-on instruction, as well as inspiring images, and backed by the trusted AARP name.
Aimone teaches an accessible style called expressive drawing that emphasizes line and mark, rather than rendering a specific object, which for many people, can create barriers to self-expression. Exercises start off simple and quick, encouraging readers to work on instinct and feeling, while the later ones focus on detail and refinement.
The workshop examines the relationship between technique and image, the language of materials, and drawing as an end product. The focus is on the experience, the very act of drawing. The resulting work is a by product.
“We all can learn to draw: the first step is to believe we ca”. Sarah Simblet
Best artists in this genre:
- Jackson Pollock