Drawing to Learn Series – Part of the ongoing Seminar in Creativity! Sept. 26, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Oct 22, 10 – 12 noon, Nov 18 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Professor Andrea Kantrowitz (Art) continues her workshops on Drawing to Learn, and demonstrates ways we can foster creativity in the classroom.

Drawing is a powerful tool of thought.  Professionals in a wide variety of fields draw to generate and test new ideas and perceptions. Sketching, diagramming and mapping are methods accessible to everyone that can enhance your students’ learning. Drawing to Learn will be a hands-on, research-based workshop, introducing the basics of self-generated visual explanations  to develop problem-solving skills and enhance students’ learning.  Professors Andrea Kantrowitz (Art) will share her knowledge and practice methods.  All are invited.

Andrea Kantrowitz website.

Dates:  Sept 26, Oct, 22, Nov 18
Times: TBD (confirmation pending)
Location: Faculty Center, College Hall, 113
1) How Drawing Helps Us think and learn: evidence and examples
a. cartoon game  collaborative warm-up exercise  25 min
b. short overview of the research on students’ self generated visual explanations
    10 min
c. steps in a process 5 panel comic (partner exercise)  40 min
d. discussion 15 min

2) Thinking Space

a. Intro to Spatial Reasoning/Embodied Cognition
b. 3d paper construction
c. drawing space (white pencils on black paper)
d. discussion 15 min
3) Visualizing the Invisible through drawing
a. exercise in visual notetaking   (20 min)
b. expanded mind-mapping  20 min
c. drawing to visualize data  (30 min)
d. discussion 15 min
Andrea Kantrowitz on Drawing and Cognition.