I teach art classes at the Southside Art League in Greenwood, Indiana. I have a number of very fine students, ranging in age from 30-85 years old. I am very proud of all of them. Several have received prestigious honors, and most have been in juried art shows. I have tried to teach my method of looking for shapes and values, rather than thinking of the whole object or subject. They will look for shapes of shadows, of colors, of values, and paint them in individually. It comes together like a jigsaw puzzle, and it looks great. It is a much simpler method than is used by most schools of thought.