Repeat After Me...

October 22, 2010

In college we are taught things at a fairly fast pace. Each week we learn several new things and, in general, we do our theory on Mondays and Tuesdays and our practical work on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Often to start the day, our tutor will go around everyone's mirror and write a list of tasks for us to work through before lunch (straight cut, box layers etc.) and we just plough on in and work through them. We time them to see if we are picking up speed.
Our mirrors end up looking like this (yup, there's my fingers too!):
When we learn something new we watch the tutor do it and then we go off and try it on the dolly/mannequin heads. We then show the work to the tutor and, if it's the Wed/Thurs tutor, you can bet she'll say "great... this, this and this are wrong. Take it out and do it again." I don't think I could count the number of times I've repeated the same task over and over but you know what? It works. Each time to try something a little differently, or you pick up time, or something else clicks.
Bit by bit it all comes together.



Brian said...

Well Dan... probably the best way to learn... Love your Blog and hope your trip home was fun.... that guy just didn't know what he missed !!!!!

Randy said...

I'll bet the process of learning and doing things a little differently with repetition continues long after formal schooling stops.

Barber Eile's Blog said...

Thanks guys!
Yup I hope to keep learning my whole life. Styles will always change and there's always something new to pick up.
And thanks Brian *blush* :)

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