Today marked the official first day in my life as an art tutor to kids. It was an amazing experience meeting these boys and girls so eager to put pen to paper, and to create works of art with me providing instruction. But since they are of varying levels of artistic expertise, my challenge was to provide the beginners enough tutoring to give them the confidence to try drawing things they had never done before, as well as to give the more seasoned students the attention to push them further. Thanks to a precocious girl in my class, who stuck around after class — our little chat gave me ideas on how to manage all levels in this class.
Out of the mouth of babes lie true morsels of wisdom indeed.