Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Learning to Draw Learn how to see Process visual information in a special way used by artist Learn skills to break free from stereotypic expression Pre-instruction drawings: A record of your art skills A Self-Portrait A Person, Drawn from Memory My Hand Turn to a fresh page in your sketchbook and spend the next 2-3 minutes drawing a person from memory… I’ll tell you when time’s up! Why did we do that? Drawing from memory brings forth memorized set of symbols, practiced over and over during childhood. Children learn to draw by repetition of symbols Left untrained adults will continue to produce “childish” drawings right into adulthood. Your Brain: The Right and Left L –mode e -mode Your Brain: The Right and Left The Left hemisphere controls the right side of the body The Right hemisphere controls the left side of the body Right Brain Intuitive Figuring things out without a logical order Leaps of insight, often incomplete patterns, feelings, hunches Divergent Thinking differently, not following the trend Spatial Seeing where things are in relation to other things and how parts go together Non-temporal Without a sense of time Analogical Seeing likeness among things, metaphoric moments when “everything seems to fall into place” Left Brain Excel in math, music, and chess Verbal Good with language, use words to describe and define Analytical Figuring things out step-bystep Rational Drawing conclusions based on reason and facts Linear Think in terms of linked ideas, one following another Logical Drawing conclusions based on logic Left and Right Brains Shifting from L-mode to Rmode Drawing is largely R-mode L-mode is prone to be speedy, rush into words, symbols take over Vases FacesShifts from Left To right brain.