Art Class: 10 minutes vs 1.5 hours?

Art Class: 10 minutes vs 1.5 hours?

I started out by doing a daily 10 minute class, showing one step of a painting at a time. They were very well received! After 7 or so lessons, the painting was finished, and I even had a couple of people showing me the artwork they produced.

Then, I thought "More must be better!" so I decided to do a whole painting from start to finish. I did it twice.

Which do you think is better? Which do you think people preferred?

I was surprised, more people watched and participated in the 10 minute ones.

Which, now that I think about it makes sense. In 10 minutes I really only have enough time to show one process, one technique. And then, you can go away and replicate it, much like you do when I teach a class. It is always in short portions.

So there you have it. I have decided to teach a daily 10 minute class, on weekdays. And if you follow along, you will complete a painting within 5-7 sessions. 

Have fun!

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1 comment

Great to see your e still doing your painting classes Dave. If proudly hang my paintings at home and always acknowledge the talent of you the teacher, bringing out in me what I never thought I had. Looking forward to viewing your videos and painting some more.

Sharon Hardy

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