Restating Exercise

I just wanted to mention that I have amazing students this year, for both of the courses that I teach in first and second year in our Publication Design & Hypermedia program. This is a three year program at CÉGEP level (between high school and university in Québec) where students graduate with amazing competencies — web design for mobile apps such as iPhones/Androids, tablets and desktops, html, css, javascript, Epubs, WordPress, web design, print design, typography, photography, some animation, how to setup their own business, how to work in teams, and how to work on themselves also.

Some of our students struggle and some just swim through it, as if they were born to do this. They have several shows such as the Trade Fair and also a Vernissage at the end of their three years. However I wanted to mention today that our present cohorts are just totally amazing… they are nice, thoughtful and intelligent persons which makes it a pleasure to teach.

They also learn how to sketch — which I am extremely honoured of helping them out… from thumbnails for design purposes in the creative process, how to look at composition, tonal values, perspective drawing, how to communicate through the use of drawing… and some of them are sketching like crazy and for some, it is arduous. But they are doing it! So proud of them!!! So this restating sketch is dedicated to them, to entice them into “just doing it” and stop thinking about it (where the anguish sets in). This took about 10 minutes and I used the restating technique.

Je me sens bien privilégiée d’enseigner de si bons élèves — et ils sont bons à cause qu’ils sont intelligents, gentils, motivés et ils veulent apprendre ce qu’on leur enseigne. Ça fait tellement de bien pour un enseignant d’avoir ce type d’élève!

J’enseigne dans un programme au niveau collégial “Cégep” (qui est entre l’école secondaire et l’université) qui se nomme “Publication Design & Hypermedia” où ils apprennent le design web pour les applications mobiles comme les iPhones/Androids, tablettes et desktops, html, css, javascript, Epubs, WordPress, le design pour l’impression, la typographie, la photographie, une base d’animation, comment partir leur propre compagnie, comment travailler en équipe, et aussi travailler sur eux-mêmes. Certains de nos élèves sont comme un poisson dans l’eau dans notre programme, et d’autres rencontrent des difficultés. Mais ils apprenent pleins de choses, et c’est toujours très émouvant de les voir entrer quand ils ont 16-17 ans et les voir partir 3 ans plus tard, matures et prêts à entrer dans le monde adulte. Beaucoup continuent leurs études à l’université.

Une des choses dont je suis le plus fière est le fait que mes élèves apprennent à dessiner — des croquis, des esquisses, des valeurs de tonalité, la perspective, différentes techniques de dessin et certains élèves encore sont comme des poissons dans l’eau et d’autres, rencontrent des embuches mais persévèrent. Je suis extrêmement fière d’eux et je leur souhaite une très belle journée! 

Paper: Moleskine Sketchbook
Ink: Noodlers Lexington Grey
Fountain Pen: Pilot FlexiGrip EF
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About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at www.gimligraphics.com and a main blog at www.janehannah.com. She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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2 Responses to Restating Exercise

  1. Hi Jane,
    I found your blog through Shari Blaukopf’s blog and am really enjoying it. Very inspiring!

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