Drawing and sketching have always captivated me since I was a child. Experimenting with various styles, mediums, and creative approaches is something I like doing. Based on my experiences and learning, I wanted to make important contributions and aid others in learning many aspects of art, including sketching. Drawing and sketching play an important part in our intellectual development, so I chose to help others with specialised art skill sets like drawing and sketching. It may assist us in learning to write and think creatively, as well as developing hand-eye coordination, sharpening analytic abilities, and conceptualising concepts. Drawing must not be limited to art classes; it is a talent that can be used for a variety of subjects in school and afterwards in the profession. Drawing may be integrated into teaching in a range of methods for kids in the age bracket I was working with, involving pictorial mapping, critical reflection, organising and displaying knowledge, and as a method of interaction that transcends linguistic boundaries. However, the shift between elementary and secondary education frequently exposes concerns about someone’s sketching abilities. As a result, students may be hesitant to utilise sketching to organise their ideas. These are some of the reasons why I think drawing and sketching are so essential, but also why children need to learn how to do it well.
In the age group I was dealing with, teenagers, it was necessary to make a deliberate choice to continue sketching and participating in visual thinking. The images that are formed become incredibly personalized. There were other hurdles along the road, including getting to know the students, comprehending their various learning talents and capabilities, inspiring and supporting them when they underperformed, and, most crucially, becoming used to the online teaching-learning situation. But these challenges slowly faded away as more sessions went by and we began to know each other well, and collaboration became a key factor in the process of their learning and my teaching.
By educating others, I gained a lot of knowledge and acquired a strong sense of collaboration and unity. I made a point of teaching art techniques like pen-and-ink, introspective art, and human body proportions, among others, to broaden our horizons. The artist’s style is what distinguishes him or her. If we look at the finest artists, we’ll see that they all do the same thing. The method, though, is what sets them apart. This notion was kept in mind while I went through the process of teaching my students. Skill is a crucial component of art in this situation, and teaching it was a delight. Educating about and then through the arts enhanced the academic experience while also preparing kids for life beyond education. Drawing and sketching CCA promoted creativity and self-expression, as well as confidence and a feeling of personal identity in not just me, but my entire club.
Tanishq (DP 2)