Drawing in the Classroom

This video discusses the benefits of using drawing in the classroom and some strategies for incoporating these activities in your classes.


References

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/minding-the-body/201609/drawing-is-simple-powerful-way-improve-your-mood

https://www.edutopia.org/article/science-drawing-and-memory

Exercises and resources shared with me on Twitter

  • The Art of the Draw by Catherine Denial, PhD

  • Fiona Rawle, PhD shared the concept of using drawing on Zoom as an Arrival Activity. "Sometimes it is related to class & sometimes not. Could be a landscape sketch where students draw in flora & fauna, or a textbook image that has been converted to a coloring sheet, or artist’s work (used with permission)." An example of the coloring page activity in action.

  • Sarah Purcell, PhD shared an exercise "where students create a portrait (even stick figures are OK) for a person whose historical narrative we read (usually clock-maker Chauncey Jerome)--in a 200-level US History class."

  • Margy MacMillan referenced the work of David Brier and Vickery Lebbin on using drawing to teach information literacy.

  • Christina Moore, PhD, led a workshop series focused on community building activities from Equity Unbound and One Higher Ed. This included creative expression including drawing. Practicing Community-Building Activities Online Workshop Handout.

My classroom art supply shopping list

Apps mentioned in my presentation

  • Sketchpad

Coloring Pages and Art Tutorials

  • The New York Academy of Medicine #ColorOurCollections Launched by The New York Academy of Medicine Library in 2016, #ColorOurCollections is an annual coloring festival on social media during which libraries, museums, archives and other cultural institutions around the world share free coloring content featuring images from their collections.

  • Art for Kids Hub (great for warm-ups/arrival activities – this channel contains basic drawing tutorials that anyone can follow)

  • Why People Believe they Can’t Draw and How to Prove They Can

  • How to Draw to Remember More by Graham Shaw

  • Getting Started with Sketchnoting

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