Scholarly Articles:

Burkitt, E., Jolley, R., & Rose, S. (2010). The attitudes and practices that shape children’s drawing experience at home and at school. International Journal Art & Design Education, 29(3), 257-270.

Chan, D., & Zhao, Y. (2010). The relationship between drawing skill and artistic creativity: do age and artistic involvement make a difference? Creativity Research Journal22(1), 27-36.

Chorpening, K. (2014). The problem with making in fine art: a case for the expanded teaching of drawing. Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education13(1), 93-107.

Hinton, M. (2012). What do art and design students draw at the V&A, and why? Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education, 11(1), 33-47.

Lansing, K. (1981). The effect of drawing on the development of mental representations. Studies in Art Education, 22(13), 15-23.

Picard, D., & Gauthier, C. (2012), The development of expressive drawing abilities during childhood and into adolescence. Child Development Research, 2012, 1-7.

Schenk, P. (1991). The role of drawing in the graphic design process. Design Studies, 12(3), 168-181. 

Vinacke, W. E. (1952). The psychology of thinking. New York: McGraw-Hill.


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"The Secret of Drawing". This four part series, presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon, explores how drawing has shaped our lives. Episode 1  / Episode 2 / Episode 3 / Episode 4