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With an extensive background in teaching and researching children’s uses of drawing, Gill Hope describes the ways in which multiple forms of drawing are used by elementary school children. She explains why it should be actively promoted as a means of supporting thinking and learning across a wide range of subject areas, and provides practical support for teachers.

Drawing to See
Drawing to see

For the past 700 years, Western culture has placed a high value on achieving a photo-realistic representation of the observed world, both as an artistic genre and for illustrations in the sciences and the humanities. Despite the development of abstract and conceptual art during the past 100 years, ‘being able to draw’ still means, to many people, the ability to make an accurate representation on paper of the observed world. The development of the techniques for doing so in the early modern period of European history (1400 onwards) was aided by the use of various devices such as screens and grids, and there are extant drawings by Dürer demonstrating just how to use them. Knowledge of the tonal values that ...

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