My name is Carrie and I am a K-12 Art Teacher. When I began teaching 3 years ago I saw a disconnect between students’ attitudes towards drawing and how it is framed within the K-12 curriculum. When students don’t know how to draw or have no confidence in their work I have observed a decrease in their creative confidence. I wondered how teachers’ and parents’ attitudes about drawing shaped our students’ desire to draw well.
I believe we all have the capacity to draw and I also believe that the ability draw well can not only improve our daily lives but also improve our capacity for creativity within any profession.