I asked Shruti Ghatak, one of our instructors at the League, if there were any interesting books she was reading. Shruti: “Currently I am reading ‘The Shape of Content’ by Ben Shahn.” “Love the first paragraph! Shahn wrote about the practice and purpose of art with such clarity!” “This reminds me of my mentor Graham Nickson. He once told me to always think of the role of a mark. He used to say ‘If you are putting a new mark on your drawing and if there is already a mark on that page, think of their relationship, think of the role of the new mark. Think of its purpose.’ I think it was quite a life lesson for me. So true for life itself!” – Shruti Ghatak, Teaching Artist at the League Shruti Ghatak is a teacher who fosters intuitive creativity, and personal voice. I watched her lead her day one beginning drawing class in a series of exercises for form, mark-making, creative expression, and perspective. She didn’t tell her students how to draw. Instead, she created an environment that encouraged them to look, and to trust themselves. She gently fosters intuition and discovery, quietly growing the artist from inside out. If this sounds like an approach you’d enjoy, take a class with her. Shruti teaches beginning drawing, and watercolor painting. We have broken the classes down to 2, 4, and 8 week sessions so you don’t have to plan too far ahead. You can just take it a couple of weeks at a time. Classes start next week, so now is the perfect time to sign up. Click here to find your online art class. Seattle Artist League Online ClassesLive teachersReal students Join us.