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Points of understanding

3.12.20 What do I want to understand? Sub-questions that may shape the research. (How) are the students benefitting from the activities? —perhaps compared to other means of metacognitive strategies, such as writing? How are students using their metacognitive drawings? In regard to self-regulated learning: planning, monitoring and evaluating. How much support/guidance is required throughout? Is […]

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Playing as a creative process

Most of my recent drawing has been about exploring techniques, materials and processes. I guess all artists do this by default, but I sense that all of my work, is, at present, a work-in-progress, ideally leading to some form of thematic or technical resolution.  I’ve always been a fan of collage and mixed media and some […]

Hello!

  It’s been a while since writing any posts. However, despite this, I have been busy studying, drawing, making collages, lettering and, as ever, teaching. The blog will likely take on a more visual form from now on; populated with work and work-in-progress. The site has had something of an overhaul. Nothing particularly slick, just […]

E. H. Shepard. War Drawings

The E.H. Shepard exhibition at London’s House of Illustration is simply superb. Most of us will be familiar with his Winnie the Pooh drawings, but I, for one, knew little of his output beyond this. I was simply amazed at how effortless his work appeared to be in respect of creating beautifully fluid lines that […]

Victorian Illustrated Letter

Recently I acquired this little Victorian illustrated letter where images are used to replace words. Dated 1861, it’s addressed to one James Nood? 130 George Street, Edinburgh and is titled ‘The Picture Letter by Catherine Sinclair’. This was a letter for children to enjoy and I recall things like this being published in children’s books and […]