Drawing the Impossible Dream

The ability to express one's ideas through drawing is the foundation of all great representational works of art, according to art teacher Michael Hensley.

"In the visual arts," he adds, "drawing is usually the first step in manifesting concepts, thoughts and inspirations. To successfully recreate on paper what one sees in one's imagination requires the highest degree of technical ability combined with great intellectual capacity. It is more than just a rote exercise. Bringing to life something no one has seen before is creation in its purest form."

Examples of works by his Taos Arts Club/Teen Art Studio students are featured in an exhibition with the theme "Don Quixote," on view now through May 5 at the Millicent Rogers Museum, 1504 Millicent Rogers Road in El Prado. The show opened with a reception Wednesday (April 10).

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