|Nude Study, oil on linen, 12" X 10", 2015|
There is no single "right" method to teach art but there are wrong methods. For too many art teachers the path from student to teacher was too short and too narrow. They have developed a proficiency for certain techniques and then pass them on to students. The problem is one method doesn't work for everyone. No two people approach a blank surface the same way nor should they.
For the student seeking a good solid base from which to venture out, bad advice can lead to years in the wilderness or worse.