I am not the most artistic person around. I’ve played Pictionary and Telestrations with friends, and a lot of my sketches usually take the title as the worst. Frequently, I tell my students as we are sketching a drawing for a word problem, you know the typical plane and car problems, “This is why I am a math teacher and not an art teacher.”
Well today I learned how to draw. Yes, as a twenty-something year old, I learned how to draw and I actually enjoyed it. As I watched two different TED Talks (Draw More Together and Why People Believe They Can’t Draw – and How to Prove They Can), I followed right along with the Check them out below.
So yes, adults can draw. It doesn’t have to be this elaborate drawing or a Picasso masterpiece. Drawing is a way to imagine the future possibilities. I believe it is a great way to get those ideas down on paper and let others give you feedback. Then when you sit down to create something new, you at least have an idea of where to start. I’ve created sketches in the past and will continue to do so when I need to map out an idea. I even used what I learn from Ole and Graham in the TED Talks to create the process of making toast. Check it out below.