Published at Monday, June 22nd 2020, 15:59:23 PM. Education Coloring Page. By Milena Králíková.
Drawing is not something that should be confined to art lessons – it’s a skill that can play a role in many different subject areas in school education, and later on in the workplace. For high school students, drawing can be incorporated into learning in many ways, including visual mapping, reflective thinking, organising and presenting information, and a way of communication that can transcend language barriers.
Winter has finally arrived for nearly everyone, with cold weather, rain, or even snow touching most places in the early days of 2016. This likely means you and your family are spending more time indoors. We all struggle from time to time with ideas to keep the family (read “kids”) busy. I recently provided some ideas for indoor games and activities, thanks to the collective effort of my team at Adventure to Fitness, with the goal of promoting active minds and active bodies.
Crisis of adolescence/ artistic decision (14-17 years): In the adolescent stage, a conscious decision must be made to continue drawing and engaging in visual thinking. Images created become highly individualised. Drawing is used in many fields like medicine to teach observation skills in diagnosis, in anthropology as a method of taking field notes, in science to document experiments and processes, in design to conceptualise ideas, in architecture to map out and spatialise buildings, and in technology to develop prototypes.
One of the first things a child can do is pick up a pencil and start drawing. And as new technologies are becoming much more accessible to children and their families, they bring with them new ways to learn important creative skills. We see drawing as one of the most fundamental of these skills.