Artists & Visual Learners
“Drawing is a way of seeing what you’re thinking about.”
--Ken Price, American Artist
The Dot, by Peter Reynolds.
*ish, by Peter Reynolds.
Visual and Spatial Intelligence
The ability to represent the spatial world internally in your mind and record impressions of the world in visual ways.
These students tend to think in pictures and need to create vivid mental images to retain information. They enjoy looking at maps, charts, pictures, videos, and movies.
The "Art Smart" Student
- Learns best by working with hands
- Loves color, graphics, photos
- Would rather draw than write
- Reads maps, tables, charts, and graphs more easily than others
- Draws on everything--tests, workbooks, textbooks, scratch paper--may get in trouble for doodling or graffiti
- Sometimes finds class boring because the teacher talks too much
- May be labeled a daydreamer
Famous Visual/Spatial Learners
Leonardo Da Vinci
Frank Lloyd Wright
National Geographic: Spot the Differences
Artist's Drawing Challenge
Painting with Shadows and Light
Metropolitan Museum Art Books Online
Drawspace: Online Drawing Lessons
Grimace: Facial Expression
This program helps new artists understand how facial expressions change with emotions and guides artists in making character feelings clear with just a few pencil lines.http://grimace-project.net/
Creating Animated GIFs with Smithsonian
Making Comics: Chapter 5 1/2
Artist and author Scott McCloud makes a comic presentation about how digital tools have changed comics and lists new methods and techniques young artists can use. http://www.scottmccloud.com/makingcomics/five_half/00.html