Drawing

Nine students are taking my Drawing Fundamentals class at the Turner Center. Tuesday  night we talked brain science; how the brain’s right hemisphere possesses a superior ability to process visual information, while the left hemisphere relies on memory and a symbol system developed in childhood. The class did contour drawings and upside down drawings to engage the right hemisphere. The usually dominate left hemisphere was unable to do these exercises and had to step aside. It is fascinating, that we can learn to use each hemisphere to its best advantage. The left hemisphere houses language, mathematical skills and logic. The right is all about intuition, mindfulness, leaps of faith and solving visual puzzles.

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