a look for yourself: the
drawing on the left of each pair was done on Monday before instruction
began, and the one on the right, by the same student on Friday,
five days later (Click on the small pictures to see them up close).
I taught this particular course in Sweden in 1999 and 2000.
are Mikke's Drawings, Monday and Friday:
are Anna's, Monday and Friday:
these are Patrick's, Monday and Friday:
does it work?
insights Dr. Edwards gained from Dr. Sperry's work pointed to the
fact that the right hemisphere of the brain has a sense of space,
patterns, and creativity, and draws well naturally. The left hemisphere
senses language, logic and symbols, cannot draw realistically at
It often happens that the dominant left hemisphere interferes with
the right's attempts to draw, in which case the person considers
himself "non-artistic." In the Drawing on the right Side
of the Brain class, we present exercises that the left will refuse.
This frees the right to go ahead and draw.
does one learn in the class?
access to the creative right hemisphere is established, we teach
the 5 basic perceptual skills that are the basis of all drawing:
perception of Edges
perception of Space
perception of Relative Angles and Proportions
perception of Light and Shadow
perception of the Whole
latest edition of Betty Edwards' book, Drawing on the Right side
of the Brain: It's all here. The original edition was a ground-breaking
revelation in the field of art education. This newest edition is
expanded and includes refinements developed over two decades by
Betty and her associates.
my version of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain does not stop
with drawing, but continues on to 3 dimensions. In Alaska, Finland,
Sweden and Russia, I have followed Drawing on the Right Side of the
Brain with a class in Sculpture: clay, ice, or both. Drawing on the
Right Side of the Brain opens the student's eyes, teaches how to See
Forms in Space. Then they can sculpt, amazingly well. Click on this
small picture to go to a page on the sculpture results from the Swedish
and Russian classes:
was taught and certified by Betty Edwards to teach the course. Among
my colleagues with that certification, is Kristin
Newton, whose wonderful website shows her enormous success with
the method in Japan and Hong Kong.
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain website, www.drawright.com:
This site includes class schedules with other certified teachers and
Betty Edwards herself.
when you can take a class with
...including how to contact
me. Click on my picture.
Want to read about it in Russian? Go to http://risovanie.ru