Drawing to learn

Contributor: Sandra Sinfield @Danceswithcloud

Idea: Breaking the ice for drawing to learn: blind drawing. I love having my students draw their learning – their ideas – their thoughts. BUT – my students react: Drawing! My worst nightmare! So – I get them to draw one of us or their partner – whilst looking closely at WHAT they are drawing – but not looking at the paper. Because this drawing cannot be accurate and representational – everyone can have some FUN… and realise that we can draw to explore, think, understand, communicate, share… and it does not have to be perfect at all.

Practitioner comments: Produces fun and some cool pix – and gets people ready to experiment with drawing…

Credits: I heard about blind drawing at an AccessArt Sketch Book event about ten years ago – and its potential for liberation slowly dawned.

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