and experiential learning" (Kolb and Fry, 1975.)
Students worked on interactive and experimental drawing activities based on portraits using 'alternate' hand, miniature and large scale work, positive/negative images, imaginative and observational work, modeling for each other, quick (1 minute) and long drawings (25 minutes). They used a broad range of improvised tools and methods including: sponge, tooth picks, brushes, sticks, inks, pencil, pen, collage, newspaper, computer drawing and projected images.
The outcomes included a portrait gallery and ‘Linked’ chart where students used their drawings to visualize connections to others in the group. The activities provided multiple opportunities for students to discuss, exchange ideas and negotiate outcomes to build confidence and relationships.