At the end of the nineteenth century, the child study movement of educators and psychologists began to use drawing like speech. Researchers determined children’s drawings could display their thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Psychologist G. Stanley Hall researched natural development and determined that “forcing children to perform tasks or prohibiting them from doing things they wished would interfere with their natural development” (Stankiewicz, 2001, p. 18). Thus began the development of creativity through inventive drawings based on student’s thoughts and feelings.
I believe everyone can learn to draw! Through this blog, I will be presenting my research of comparing methods for teaching drawing throughout history.