A drawing class to enhance right brain skills is being offered this summer at Rockingham Community College.
The course, ``Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain,' is based on principles set forth in Betty Edwards' best-selling book of the same name. She structures her course on the fact the brain's two halves perform different functions - verbal, analytical thinking is done using the left half of the brain while visual, perceptual thinking is located in the right half.Edwards emphasizes that learning to draw should be done in small component steps that involve learning to perceive objects in a new way. Students in the course will perform numerous drawing exercises in order to develop their right brain skills.
The course is open to everyone - people who have never drawn (but would like to), people who enjoy drawing but have not gone beyond a beginner's level, and amateurs and professional who wish to hone their skills. People who have taken the course before and want to continue sharpening their skills also are welcome.
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Jeanne Stillman will teach the class from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, July 18-Aug. 29, in Room L-101 of Laboratory Building on campus. The class will also meet 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Aug. 14-28.
Teacher renewal credits can be earned by participants. Although a $15 fee will cover the cost of the course, the textbook is required. The book is available in RCC's bookstore.
To register, call RCC's Continuing Education Office at 342-4261, ext. 140.