Reflecting back, the drawing portion was definitely easier for me than creating poetry. It was great to hear all the ideas for changing/modifying the exercise. The face drawing was a perfect example of how multiple perspectives enrich the learning experience. The face drawing was not only an interesting process but, in my opinion, a pretty cool final product.
Re: Response to Friday
I was pleasantly surprised by my reaction to last Friday's class. Not having a formal art background (i.e. an actual art related degree), I still feel some anxiety around being asked to draw in front of people. However, the collaborative nature of the exercise freed me from any worries about the outcome and I was able to relax and enjoy the process. I can see an exercise like this being really helpful in a classroom to get students to open up to art and see it in a different light than the one they might be used to.