The Campaign for Drawing: Secondary School Series

1.Power Drawing: Lines of Enquiry

Lines of Enquiry shows how senior pupils in secondary schools use drawing in their learning in art and design. Their drawings have many different purposes. The key question is not, “what is the drawing”? it is, “what is the drawing for”? Unless otherwise labelled, drawings are by 16-18 year olds. Schools are acknowledged, but individual students are not identified, except where they have given specific permission, as the drawings may have been part of their examination portfolios. Where possible, entire pages are shown, but many drawings have been cropped and reduced in size.


2.Space and Place

This book shows how pupils in primary and secondary schools and students in higher education have used drawings to explore notions of place and space. The drawings indicate codes and conventions used by artists, architects, planners, landscape architects, industrial designers, interior designers, illustrators and animators. The key question is not, What is the drawing of, it is, what is the drawing for?


3.Drawing: It Makes you Think

Drawing: It Makes You Think shows how drawing can be used to support learning in secondary schools. Most importantly, it argues that different kinds of drawing promote different kinds of thinking. It identifies the types of drawing that students use, and explains the varied purposes drawing serves. It concentrates on the idea of drawing shaping the learning process, rather than on drawings that result from the process of learning. Commentary is based on feedback and discussions with teachers and students. Key messages are that drawing can contribute importantly to the learning process, and that it can also be a product, evidence of a struggle to understand, of attempts to explore or communicate ideas, information, thoughts and feelings.


4.Drawing: A Tool for Design

Explains how engineers, architects and landscape architects involved in the construction industry use drawing. Drawing: A Tool For Design is intended for teachers and their students in secondary and further education with an interest in the built environment and design. It is not a “how to draw” book. It illuminates how some designers involved in the construction industry think about drawing and how they use it in their work for design, development and production control. It offers a glimpse of the many different kinds of drawing done by those engaged in architecture, civil engineering and landscape architecture. It shows how different kinds of drawings are useful at various points in the design process. Examples of hand drawing and computer-based drawing reveal what a versatile tool drawing is to understand the world, to shape ideas about it and to shape the world itself.


5.Drawing on Experience: Museums, Galleries and Science Centres

Drawing on Experience is primarily for educators in museums, galleries, science centres and other educational settings, as well as teachers and parents who accompany children to these places. It identifies the purposes and provides a framework for using drawing as a medium for learning from collections and exhibitions in both traditional museum and contemporary gallery settings.


6.Secondary School Bundle:

Drawing:It Makes You Think, Power Drawing: Lines of Enquiry, Power Drawing: Space and Place, Drawing: A Tool For Design, Drawing On Experience: museums, galleries and science centres .

Power Drawing books stress the importance of using drawing as a medium for learning. They explore the functions of drawing and the use of different kinds drawings for different educational and professional purposes. These books are for educators, including teachers and assistants in schools, carers of young children, students in higher education and educators in museums, galleries and other educational settings. Buy 5 books for the price of 4 when you buy the Secondary School Bundle. (From £30 to just £24).




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