There is a myth about artistic skill that all those who have artistic talent must have been born with creative genius. This myth can quickly be debunked when you think about the amount of time you have invested into artistic ventures. If you have truly invested yourself in artistic exercise and programs then you are guaranteed to see success and development in your artistic skill set.
Developing programs and courses for artistic skills can be difficult as it requires the individual to fully in the program. In art schools, skills are developed similarly to athletics. To develop artistic talent, you must enjoy the process of playing the game and if you play enough then your skills will improve. If you draw enough, your skills will improve. Art needs to be fun and practiced often and it needs a warm up too.
A traditional course would typically begin with several quick sketches, warm ups and many abstract ideas before moving on to anything else. An art teacher would try to trigger the subconscious impulse of the artist during their courses. Teachers direct students to develop ever changing blind contours by switching the still life periodically. They ask students to flip the page or switch their drawing tool with only minutes between directions to help the artist learn how to abandon, rebuild, live in the moment and follow their instincts with their artwork.
There are many ways that an instructor can help an artist develop creative instinct and it is their responsibility to guide the individual into believing in themselves. When people are confident, they perform better and when they perform better, they keep performing better. Don’t forget to understand that art making is a therapeutic process more than it a science and a body of work that is not so good is the only way to develop work that is.