The Importance of Drawing

“The very first things made on the planet by human beings are drawings,” comments Andrew Marr, in this video to promote the Campaign for Drawing and The Big Draw. “We are completely surrounded by things that were once drawn out by a human hand, mind and heart.”

At SketchBetter we are educating everyone about the truth of creativity – that it is an aptitude and ability everyone is born with and in fact, practicing one’s creativity is an essential component of living a wholehearted and happy life (as evidenced by Dr Brene Brown in her research published in Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead).

In his talk at TEDxHull, Why people believe they can’t draw – and how to prove they can, Graham Shaw similarly challenges people’s beliefs about their drawing ability.

“When you say you can’t draw that’s an illusion. I work a lot with children and students in schools, and actually the little ones they just draw fine. But when they get to about 15 or 16 most of them think they can’t draw.” Graham Shaw.

We’ll be joining the Campaign for Drawing and their Big Draw Festival this October with an event series and exhibition at Cass Art Kingston. Find out about our Story Spheres exhibition here.


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