Drawing to Learn Series: 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 and other venues.  She makes fascinating connections between drawing and cognition.

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.  All are invited.

Andrea Kantrowitz website.

Location: Faculty Center, College Hall, 113
1) How Drawing Helps Us Think and Learn: Evidence and ExamplesSeptember 26, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
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 October 22, 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.

a. Intro to Spatial Reasoning/Embodied Cognition
b. 3d paper construction
c. drawing space (white pencils on black paper)
d. discussion
3) Visualizing the Invisible Through DrawingNovember 18, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
a. exercise in visual notetaking   (20 min)
b. expanded mind-mapping  (20 min)
c. drawing to visualize data  (30 min)
d. discussion (15 min)

Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See




Harmon – 2018 – ‎No preview

This book also explores the belief that hand drawing and writing are not obsolete skills. Both disciplines offer us as citizens, the opportunity to develop a natural grace in the way we view the world and take part in it.