There is a great deal to love about the online art class, Drawing in the Soul.
For me, it started with Juna’s captivating art work, specifically her portraits. Ethereally beautiful portrayals of not just a face, also an inner quality. (The course is aptly named).
Then there’s Juna herself. Patient, generous, knowledgeable, thorough, gentle and firm, she is an accomplished artist and a talented, committed teacher.
The structure of the course is superb. Classes are delivered in manageable chunks, just a few steps at a time. Easy to find, they are all contained in one eBook per week. Support material in the form of notes, reference photos, and materials lists are also easy to access.
Then, for those who want it, Juna provides comprehensive, personalised feedback. This may be the part I appreciated the most. It caused me to reflect not just on the work submitted, also my perception of it. As the weeks went by, I came to see patterns of thought and attitudes. Some of them, I found, were not serving me well, in terms of progress and enjoyment.
Art is a mirror. In the hands of a good teacher, it can further the willing student’s journey immeasurably. For me, the course was instructive in more ways than one. Thank you, Juna, for making it, and yourself available – even to me, half way around the world here in Australia. Much appreciated.