Drawing stimulates the imagination and increases the ability to bring new ideas and communicate them to other people.
Drawing gives you the opportunity to establish new thought patterns, new action patterns and new ways to solve problems.
Drawing expand your spatial intelligence, how to understand the form, space and three-dimensional structures.
Drawings develop children’s imagination and creativity.
To educate children for the 21st century requires new teaching methods. We believe that increased focus on drawing and thinking in images make children better prepared for the demands of a modern knowledge society.
Earthtree want, with our approach to imagery, creativity and innovation enhance children’s learning and development. Since 1999, Earthtree engaged in the development of everything from TV programs and books to computer games. We have a playful approach to drawing the subject. This is how we engage children, parents and teachers.
There are three fundamental building blocks in our thinking about learning:
1. Constructive Imagination
We will teach children how to express and develop their imagination and creativity through drawing and thinking in images.
2. Visual communication
To teach the children practical drawing skills, so they have increased confidence and an enhanced ability to communicate visually.
3. Basics of Design
Design is a term that describes both the process of creating an object or a product in terms of design and function, and the actual outcome of this process. Design has traditionally been placed on the borderline between art and craft. We will develop children’s knowledge about the use of design. Design touches almost all aspects of our life.
Reading and writing skills versus drawing and imagination: The need for an education revolution!
Albert Einstein said: Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.
But still we train our kids for a pattern created by and for the industrial community. We think Ken Robinson points out and elaborates on this in a nice way in his publications. Sir Ken Robinson is a world leading expert in creativity and innovation in education. He believes that we educate children in such a way that they are deprived of their creative skills and a strong focus on reading and writing skills are often at the expense of creativity.
In schools – all over the world – we often find a wine phrase relation between reading and writing courses on the one hand and creative subjects in the other. Education should prepare children for a future that often is characterized by complex and unpredictable. But often the very subjects that make kids better at communicating complex ideas, relationships, and relationships is given low priority.
Earthtree has developed techniques and methods that provide teachers and students a better understanding of, and ability, to express, develop and communicate imagination and creativity.
After decades of research, Robert Steinberg demonstrated that high intelligence does not necessarily coincide with creative thinking. And as Steinberg Earthtree’s Øistein Kristiansen also belives that creativity is not a gift for a few. By stimulating children’s imagination we can all develop our capacity for creative thinking. Creative thinking can be learned by everyone and used by all. Earthtree’s drawing courses are based on a firm believer that creativity can be developed through specific techniques that teach children to draw and think in pictures.