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Drawing exercises train fine motor skills, develop hand/eye coordination and have a calming effect on the inner life. Black and white drawing exercises focus on line and form and the dynamic interplay of light and darkness. Pencil drawing, in particular, with its fine, clear line “sharpens” the intellect; our faculty of objective thinking.

Drawings using continuous, unbroken lines work with the fluid, formative qualities found in nature. When using broken lines we call upon the will and intellect. Studies in light, darkness and shadow speak more to our feelings.

One technique that we use is shaded drawing where light-infused forms are created by applying parallel, oblique pencil strokes, bringing darkness into the light with pencil on white paper. This technique is highly meditative and ego strengthening. Form Drawing with colored pencils calls on the inner intelligence hidden in each human being. In the form of a spiral we have all the directions of space contained in a movement – left-right, above-below, in-out, forward and back. Seeing such forms, the child senses these qualities; they relate him to the past and bring him into relationship with the true and beautiful.


2 comments for “Drawing”

  1. Hello, Larry
    What an interesting piece you’ve written.
    Are you offering classes?
    Details, pls? Where are you located? How much are your classes?
    thank you

    Posted by marsha | January 28, 2010, 3:16 pm
  2. Hi Marsha,
    Thank you for your inquiry. I am not teaching classes right now, but I do offer private instruction. http://handworkstudio.ca/2010/01/private-classes/
    If you think you might be interested, please let me know and we can talk further about it.

    BTW We are located at Harbourfont, at the end of Bay Street.

    Regards, Larry Young

    Posted by Larry | January 29, 2010, 4:54 am

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