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Drawing boosts memory... and more
January 06, 2019
A NEW YEAR AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN A NEW SKILL... LEARN THE SKILL OF DRAWING IN JUST FIVE DAYS
“Doing the course with you has enabled me to really start to draw. Thank you so much! It was hard to believe what I had previously read about the benefits achievable from following the methods taught in the drawing exercises, but it really is working for me. I feel hugely encouraged” RS
Drawing boosts memory...Have you noticed that if you draw something and then come back after some time has passed and look at the drawing you will remember so much more about the experience than if you just took a photograph. This is one of the greatest pleasures that we can get from drawing. Drawing while on holiday for example, will strengthen your memories much more than if you just took a photograph of a landscape. One of the reasons for this is that in order to draw we have to pay attention - and when we are in that 'R-Mode zone' we are fully present. This helps 'bank' the experience in our long term memory whereas usually a pleasant experience slips away from us as there is no survival benefit or need to remember it - unlike something that is a potential threat.
A recent Canadian study that was shared with me by a past student (thanks Joan!) showed that the brain remembers more easily with drawing than written notes - and this is particularly true for older people. The researchers say "rendering images on paper incorporates multiple ways of representing the information — with visual, spatial, verbal, semantic and motor skills." You can read the full article here
Explore the links between drawing and memory for yourself and join us on a 2019 workshop.
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MORE ABOUT THE 5-DAY WORKSHOPDr. Betty Edwards' Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain® 5-day intensive course is a proven technique for teaching drawing - particularly to those people who swear they could never be taught to draw! This course is taught in the UK by Anna Black, certified and licensed by Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain® Inc.
Anna teaches in the UK in central London (Little Venice), non-residential, and North Wales, near Bangor, (residential).
WHAT GOES ON INSIDE THE WORKSHOP?Here is a video of work from the last 2 days of the course. Although the drawings you see here are all portraits, students are learning the skill of drawing - a global skill that can be applied to drawing any subject matter. A sneak peek inside the last couple of days of the workshop
THE DRAWING PORTFOLIOThe contents of the Drawing Portfolio were designed by Dr Betty Edwards and Brian Bomeisler. It includes all the materials you will need for the course, including drawing tools unique to Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain®. These unique tools were developed by Brian Bomeisler based on those used by the Old Masters. The Portfolio and its contents are yours to take home and keep. Find out more about the Drawing Portfolio here
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