DRAWING PERCEPTION: assists ordering of feelings, ideas, thoughts COMMUNICATION: assists process of making feelings, ideas, thoughts available to others INVENTION: assists creative thinking ACTION: helps put ideas into action.
Action: draw in a group Ideas from the Campaign for Drawing
Drawing: Is about children developing skills of perception, invention and communication? supports children’s memory, observation and imagination? develops children’s ability to experiment, practise skills and apply learning?
Making use of experience In our teaching do we: stimulate children’s imagination through experience of people, objects, places, activities, stories, sounds and smells? provide different examples of drawing, such as illustrations, magazines, posters, cartoons and animations?
Questions for us Does the learning environment provide: displays of drawings by children, as well as by adults? examples of drawing as diagrams, maps, plans and illustrations? explanatory and informative displays to support drawing for learning?
Communication: Remember the illustrated children’s books we read, both as children ourselves and which we read to our own children. http://brianwildsmith.com/bw.index.html
Invention, communication and action - make a presentation
Drawing Needs to be valued in all its forms Has many different purposes Teachers need to know the ‘what’ and ‘why’ if they are to support the ‘how’. There are many, many, examples to be shared with children. It needs attention, time and practice. It is important across the curriculum. It is about Thinking, Expression, Action
Drawing PERCEPTION: assists ordering of feelings, ideas, thoughts COMMUNICATION: assists process of making feelings, ideas, thoughts available to others INVENTION: assists creative thinking ACTION: helps put ideas into action.
PS The new curriculum gives us the freedom to enjoy art. Acknowledgements Thanks to Eileen Adams and the Campaign for Drawing for both inspiration and some of these photographs.