The Leading Magazine for Primary Educators
Draw Water and Other Things
Publisher: Sigel Press
It’s a sad truth that children have a tendency to decide for themselves very early on whether they ‘can draw’ or not. Of course, this black and white self-categorisation isn’t limited to the skill of making pictures – but whilst teachers generally put a great deal of effort into convincing their pupils that they can achieve far more than they might think academically, the same dedication isn’t always applied to the visual arts. Linda Nissen Samuels isn’t alone in believing that everyone can be taught to draw; but her conviction of the importance of doing just that is less common. She feels that the ability to produce effective illustrations can boost pupils’ confidence and enhance their learning journey – her methods are simply explained, easy to follow, and almost certainly worth a try.