Hello! My name is Grace, and I am one of the teachers at Artgrain. Today, I am sharing about my own artistic practice. Outside of teaching at Artgrain, I am also making artworks in my daily life.
Having my own creative projects helps to keep me feeling inspired, so that I can enthusiastically share my knowledge about art with my students. Most of my works focus on people and places in my life. To me, recording these important moments and feelings helps me to stay thoughtful and aware, instead of just letting life pass me by.
To all our young aspiring artists, I would say that the key to getting better is practice. Being able to draw, paint or sculpt accurately is about muscle memory, just like improving at sports or playing a musical instrument. Don’t be afraid of failure — not every artwork has to be perfect. I have made many imperfect artworks over the years, but the things that I learned from them allow me to create more accomplished pieces today. And I’m still not done with learning and improving yet!