Drawing PS Dan China www.danchina,net Drawing is lines and likeness? 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. Ideas from the Campaign for Drawing Action: draw in a group Perception draw shadows Communication:, draw with a friend Cut it out Perception: using new technologies Action: make an installation 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? Invention: Make a drawing machine Invention: Drawing to experiment. 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? Winslow Winslow 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 Communication: Drawing to explain stuff Communication - drawing to share experience and feelings Draw and talk about it Invention: drawing as a diagram. Drawing as communication. Questions for us Do we provide: • inspiration, curiosity and provocation? • a practical base for drawing? • well maintained and managed materials? • an appropriate range of wet and dry materials? An appropriate range of wet and dry materials: Draw with a brush Draw together: inspiration and provocation. A practical base and well maintained materials Curiostity: raw and talk about it Teacher modelling KS1 children show close looking and real technical skill in building up tone, colour and texture. Drawing to develop and apply skills Action: mark making – making deliberate, and knowing ,marks You can use a rubber to draw with Doing warm up exercises on the page Smudging these out and then drawing on top is liberating. Giving black paper and chalks forces Anastasia to explore tone in a new way. Drawing for memory. Sometimes its really worth going large Perception: drawing to support ordering of memory and observation. Can use text and coffee. A little colour wash goes a long way Drawing quickly and with a pen releases inhibition, lines are loose and expressive Very quick figure studies, no detail just contrast of tone and shape Collage and varnish iPad drawing Drawing to work things out iPad drawing Drawing to work out an animation. iPad drawing iPad drawing iPad drawing iPad drawing 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. Acknowledgements Thanks to Eileen Adams and the Campaign for Drawing for both inspiration and some of these photographs.