If you can write, then you can draw! The history of teaching drawing has changed over the course of art education. As early as the first half of the nineteenth century when writing was taught in school, many educators and artists alike have believed everyone can draw. Artist John Gadsby Chapman published drawing books based on the fact that if a person could write, then they could draw. Even if an individual was not an artistic genius, Chapman believed ordinary abilities and hard work would be sufficient (Stankiewicz, 2001).
I believe everyone can learn to draw! Through this blog, I will be presenting my research of comparing methods for teaching drawing throughout history.