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Art Taught Through The Generations

Drawing is a way to help her younger siblings.
Eighth-grader Lily Ber created a duck for class and said, “People make art seem easy because when most people show how they do their work, they already know how to do it. To you, it looks like it’s easy since they can do it. But, when you actually try, and you’re a beginner, it’s not as easy as you thought. It’s more complicated.”
Lily Ber
Eighth-grader Lily Ber created a duck for class and said, “People make art seem easy because when most people show how they do their work, they already know how to do it. To you, it looks like it’s easy since they can do it. But, when you actually try, and you’re a beginner, it’s not as easy as you thought. It’s more complicated.”

Drawing can be a good way for families to bond and learn, which is the same for eighth-grader Lily Ber, and her family. Drawing is a way to help her younger siblings.
“I help my sister learn because she is still growing up; she’s in preschool,” said Ber. “So if I were to see a dog, then I would tell her that it’s a dog then we would draw it together.”
Ber says that her family are visual learners and that it’s been a generational thing that has been passed on to her.
“If I see something, I’ll draw it,” she said. She draws mainly landscapes, animals and flowers.
Something that inspires Ber to draw is her father, who would call her over to show her what he drew.
“He would draw landscapes, because when he was young he moved to the United States and my grandparents are on the Border of Burma and Thailand. He misses the land he was born in,” Ber said, as she occasionally draws sunrises and sunsets as inspiration too.
One challenge that Ber faces is how drawing can look easy but in reality, it’s not what it seems. “It’s because when most people show how they do their work, they already know how to do it,” she said. “To you, it looks like it’s easy since they can do it. But, when you actually try, and you’re a beginner, it’s not as easy as you thought. It’s more complicated.”
Ber adds that her evolution in her art is getting better than when she started.

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