Methodical Thinking Through Drawing
About the Method
From my observations, I came to understand that children "want to do what they want to do". Especially at early ages, they are not trying to express their inner self or be original. They would like to have the tools to understand and activate the world around them in a meaningful way.
Later I found that this observation was accurate to every person I met.
I channel my long extensive practice and observation in many fields to create a method that will give general practical tools in the nicest, quickest way possible.
The Iparon method works well with all ages as long as the students have some control of their hand-eye coordination and can remember what they drew a moment ago. That means that toddlers might not be suitable and also people with dementia.
As a teacher, I relieve the students from unneeded responsibilities. Unneeded responsibilities are the kind the hinders advancement. Most of the time, hindering is connected to emotional issues that appear even before the student lays the first line on the paper. In Iparon, we use proved methods to gracefully stride between many known problems that hinder creation.
In practice, I help the students go slow, find out what is important for them to solve, and build tools by themself to solve particular solvable problems.
I have many exercises that train the ability to observe, evaluate and make new decisions. The class nature resembles a sports class. That means always being on the edge of the student's abilities. But with fun, action, and satisfaction through the process. Like a very gentle sports activity.
The main exercises fall under the category of "Go slower", "Go quicker" or "Shift your focus". Stepping a bit from the comfort zone allows spotting things that were invisible before.
The idea is that after practicing the Iparon method, the students will be able to use it in different areas of their lives. And also know how to draw better.
Offered courses are:
One meeting of around 3 hours for up to five students
Three meetings of around 2 hours each for up to five students
Eight meetings of around 2 hours each for up to five students
Long-term course. This option is still in development. Contact me if you want to be part of the development of the long-term course.
Example of the Technique.
Flower - Supporting exercises
The method is mainly inspired by:
Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles & Ted Arnold
Working as kitchen hand in Kindervatter
Teaching the purple group B from A.D.Gordon Herzeliya year 2017
Studying Contact Improvisation led with Marielle Gerke
The processes of the Aboriginal Australians art making
Spending a lot of time paying attention and observing
Teaching in various frames and forms
And many more.