Children draw, almost every day, in almost every classroom. Their drawings fulfil many functions, and are often taken for granted. Nonetheless, drawing is a major, over arching activity, central to every facet of the visual arts. It requires and develops skills in:
• looking, responding, analysing and coordination of mind, hand and eye (see Figure 2.1);
• gathering of essential data and information and the processes of researching, working out and thinking through ideas (see Figure 2.2);
• communicating ideas to others through use of sketches, plans, designs, diagrams, scribbles, doodles and so on (see Figure 2.3).