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Anyone Can Arts...ANYONE CAN DRAW Paperback – April 10, 2012
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In addition to his dedication to Anyone Can...Arts, Peter Kraus is also an eminent instructor in a Los Angeles Community College. Highly proficient with multi medias and styles, Peter’s aim is to bring out the expressive quality of each student. His unique teaching approach is remarkably successful with not only the artistically inclined, but also the artistically challenged, special needs children and adults, senior citizens and at-risk-youth. Proven correct time and again, his conviction that DRAWING SKILL CAN BE LEARNED is the heart of his ANYONE CAN...ARTS philosophy. "When we are growing up, we are taught that a small percentage of people have the ability to draw well, but I'm convinced the opposite is true," confides Peter. While studying psychology he questioned why some people have the talent to draw well and others don't. Something inside told him it was more than talent and his investigations led him to conclude people were not only not getting the right encouragement, but they were also getting instruction based on faulty premises. Schools teach that art comes from "intuition" and it simply flows from us. If a child isn't showing any artistic instincts from the get go, he never will. Peter doesn't deny the existence of artistically gifted individuals, but he believes drawing should be taught analytically as a skill. Instead of using the historically great artists as absolute models, our learning should start from the basics and evolve step-by-step at one's individual pace. This method gives the student a fair chance to discover he or she can actually draw well and do something with the skill. In fact, Peter prefers to look at drawing as functional and we can use it any way we want.
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I was told by the second Lady about Peter Kraus and always knew that I needed help to improve my drawings, they weren`t quite right. People need to realize that they need to learn so many different things when it comes to drawing and doing it right! You can get a book that doesn`t have illustrations or they way he words his teachings. This is the kind of book we have all been looking for! I have met Peter Kraus and the teaching of art truly comes deep from within his heart and it shows in his books! He really deeply cares about helpng people learn to draw very well, this is something that makes him happy!! Other books I have check out or other art schools are not even close to Peter Kraus. He has something special to give and is extremely talented and loves to help other people! By having the words and also the step by step illustrations, makes these book alot easier for people to learn.
He wants you to truly learn the right way of drawing! I am truly amazed by the last portrait I have been working on and go ahead and laugh, it is sitting on my easel and when I walk into the room, I can`t honestly believe that I could ever draw like that and it is not quite done, but wow, I never saw that kind of drawing come out of me, Yippie!!! I can`t wait until I get the next book!!!
I got to say " WOW, ONE BLOWN AWAY MIND, WHAT I CAN DRAW NOW "!!!!!!!!!
Thanks so much, more then you know, Mr. Peter Kraus !!!!
For someone who is a complete beginner looking for a way to be artistic, look no further. I would happily recommend this book to anyone looking to learn a new skill and have fun doing it. A+