Why is drawing good for all of our students?
Everything we use every day started out as a drawing, from the cup you drink your coffee from through to the desk you sit at during the working day The latest iPhone or iPad began life as a drawing, and drawing matters to the lives of our young people more than ever.
As well as a form of mindfulness and relaxation, many academic studies indicate that free hand drawing also inspires students to learn and retain information and can help them engage with all educational materials on a personal level.
Drawing challenges, us all to process information in multiple ways: visually, kinaesthetically, and semantically. Researchers find that drawing from real life is a powerful way to boost memory, increasing recall by nearly double.
Drawing is a direct and active form of learning. Students have to untangle what they’re learning and reconstruct visually when they draw, putting it back together in a way that makes sense to them. Of course, drawing is also a valuable tool for science students too since science often uses visual aids to explain hypotheses, theories, and findings.
Lastly, let’s remember that drawing is a global voice and a way of communicating that can transcend all language barriers. Click HERE to read more about the science of drawing and memory.
Head of Art