Drawing is a language of its own that can help people of all ages think creatively. A 2018 study shows that drawing is a more powerful tool for memory recall than simply reading or writing. The arts are an integral part of Saturday Academy's programs and spread across many disciplines from medicine to biology to math!
Our arts instructors know just how important teaching art and drawing is for students. We interviewed comics and illustration instructor, Kelly Fry, about what she is excited about this summer and her passion for drawing and illustration. Kelly, BFA, is an illustration instructor at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) and is a new instructor with Saturday Academy.
Question: What are you most excited for your students to learn about in your class?
Kelly Fry: In all of my classes, I have a strong element of collaboration and community. I want students to feel like they are helping each other reach their goals.
Question: What are some major takeaways from your class?
Kelly Fry: Anyone can draw and everyone should draw! What you think are your mistakes are actually opportunities to go in a whole new direction.
Question: What drives your passion for teaching or passion for the subjects that you teach?
Kelly Fry: My passion for teaching creative practices is driven by the pursuit of helping others see their own potential to create new worlds. With enough time and effort, students can express their ideas in a whole new way.
Question: Is there anything else that you’re excited about teaching this summer?
Kelly Fry: Yes, the Marine Bio & Comics class at Open School. I have a lot of drawing exercises where we build off the same piece of paper to make something as a team.
Kelly is teaching Illustration online for grades 9-12 from July 19-23 and the comic storytelling portion of Marine Biology & Comics Camp for grades 4-6 from July 26-30 at Open School East. Saturday Academy is committed to making it possible for all students to participate in classes regardless of financial circumstances. There is no application. The process is confidential and takes about 5 minutes. Click here to learn more about Tuition Assistance.