A Sketchbook Pathway

“Stuff you conscious mind with information, then unhook your rational thought process. Suddenly, if the telephone line from your unconscious is open, a big idea wells up inside you” David Ogilvy Source

So what might sketchbook use look like in school? Follow the stages below and think how you might apply them to a project in your classroom. 

The Sketchbook Journey starts with a process of opening out our thoughts, at the same time as we give ourselves permission to explore. Read More

Use the “energy of the group,” guided by you the facilitator, to expand how we understand the question. Read More

Creativity happens when elements collide, and we are given time and space to play with those elements. Let sketchbooks encourage you to blur lines between subject areas. Read More

When pupil’s are on their sketchbook journey, how does the facilitator “hold” the sketchbook space? Read More

Remember the sketchbook is just a tool which helps encourage explorative thinking. Some of the discoveries will happen in the sketchbook, but many discoveries will happen “outside” the sketchbook, but as a result of it. Read More

Enjoy this sample sketchbook pathway, where we put the principles described above into action in the classroom. Read More

Put your sketchbook skills to practice and enjoy our new creative thinking challenge: How Much Does A Cloud Weigh? Read More

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