• Should Art Schools Teach Fundamental Skills?

    3 monthes ago - By Gurney Journey

    Should art schools teach the fundamental skills of drawing and painting from observation?
    "Drawing from observation and nature and commonly from the life model has been actively discouraged,' says Andy Pankhurst, an artist who teaches at various institutions including the Royal Drawing School, which offers a 'skills-based' foundation course (life drawing is compulsory in the first two terms). While teaching at Slade during the early 00s, students told him they were no longer coming to his life drawing class because other tutors had told them if they did, they would turn into vegetables...
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