How do you get back into art after being away from it for a while?
What first steps would you take? Would you take a class or just dive in?
If I was good at Art I would start back at it while looking for a class to learn up to date tecniques for sure .
I would like to take up a refresher course before I start after a long time.
Art shouldn't be something that you need to think about too much. It comes naturally! If you need inspiration, go on a nature walk or look through some old photos. If you're just doing art for the sake of doing art, it won't be as fulfilling.
Just dive in. When ever I've been away from writing for a long time, I worry that when I start again, I won't be able to write as well as I had been before I stopped. But the reality of it is; the only way you're going to start creating art, is if you start creating art. Classes are always fun to learn new things, but the only thing between you and that new piece of artwork is effort. Try not to worry about making mistakes; just draw for the sake of drawing (or whichever type of art you create). No one is going to get hurt if you don't draw a perfect picture the first time. The sooner you get back in the groove, the sooner you'll be churning out great artwork.
Jump in head first for sure...
Maybe not head first but definately jump in. Art is much the same as riding a bike and the techniques haven't changed much in centuries (with the exeption of acrylics). Whether or not you need a refresher would depend on the medium and the amount of experience you had before.
That said, many lifelong friendships are forged in community painting/drawing/pottery groups and classes
It doesnt really matter how long you have been away from it. Its a natural talent that we never lose. We think we do, and we get all nervous thinking that we have lost our God-given talent but it's like riding a bike. You never forget.
I pulled away from drawing and painting when my marriage failed. It was about 4 years before I really dove back in. I totally missed the passion that I feel when I create a masterpiece.
Dive in and enjoy your creative side.
After a major move and change of circumstances I find myself living in a lovely environment and keep thinking about pulling my art supplies out from storage. Well, today will be the day I make the move to sketch in my drawing pad. It is a matter of taking that first step just like writing a new hub. Thanks for asking the question because it moved me to go for it FINALLY!
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