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It's Not a Bird Yet : The Drama of Drawing - Ursula Kolbe

It's Not a Bird Yet

The Drama of Drawing

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Reveals how young children use drawing to play with ideas. Through engaging anecdotes, Ursula Kolbe gives insight into the rich possibilities of drawing, and celebrates it as a powerful fool for thinking and imagining. This book includes many practical suggestions.

Introductionp. 1
Tuning into children's drawingp. 6
Marvel with me!: Early drawing: Making marks and making meaningp. 8
Wee-oh! Wee-oh! Wee-oh!: Action drawing and pretend playp. 14
Hey, you forgot to draw her hair!: Depicting people and animalsp. 17
From holding hands to mean words: Depicting relationships of various kindsp. 21
Because it has the same things: A passion for visual order, patterns and decorationp. 28
That's the water: Spontaneous attempts to draw from life: Learning to seep. 33
The Heart Family and where they live: Story-drawing: A way to explore big ideas?p. 37
It's Super Boy's cape!: Popular culture in children's drawingsp. 42
What you can do: Ways to encourage and supportp. 45
Investigating with childrenp. 48
The ant, the crumb and the queen of ants: Collaborative investigationsp. 50
Of whales, dragons and soccer games: A community of enquirersp. 58
The garbage machine: From drawing a plan to building a machinep. 69
News reports: Confronting disaster and tragedyp. 72
What you can do: Ways to deepen investigationsp. 74
Enchanting the eye, expanding horizonsp. 76
What does the eye see?: Observation drawingp. 78
Visual surprise: From cut-outs to digital technologyp. 89
Encounters with other imaginations: Drawings by contemporary artistsp. 96
Other mattersp. 100
I can't draw wings!: How to help when askedp. 102
Underpinnings: Materials, tools, techniques and resourcesp. 106
Notesp. 114
Further Readingp. 117
Indexp. 119
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ISBN: 9780975772201
ISBN-10: 0975772201
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st June 2005
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 22.0  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.54