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The Index of My New Book: The MIND AT HAND: WHAT DRAWING REVEALS – Stories of Exploration, Discovery and Design

The book will be out in about 30 to 60 days (BrownWalker Press). The subtitle is Drawing to Learn Across the Curriculum.

A
Aggasiz, Louis, 59–60, 61, 63
Anger, expression in drawings, 126–127
Animation, 146, 149–150
Ants, 59–60
Arnheim, Rudolph, 40–41, 188
Arons, Arnold, 109
Art, linking with science in college, 67–69
The Art of Painting (Vermeer), 183–184
Atomic bomb, first televised test of, 81
Atoms, 81–83, 94
assembly into molecules, 88–89
drawings of, 85–89
drawing to learn about, 105–119
nucleus of, 28
Audience, understanding of paintings by, 182–185
B
Barfield, Owen, 8
Bateson, Gregory, 190
Battery, new, sketches of, 152–156
Beans, drawing-to-learn and, 73–75
Bechtle, Robert, 1
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 26
Bell, Alexander Graham, 28–29, 30
Belshazzar’s Feast (Rembrandt), 183–184
Benedis-Grab, Greg, 73
The Biology Coloring Book, 78
Blackboard, drawing on, 5
Blodgett Ovens, 149
Le Bon Bock (Manet), 177
Bones, long, drawing-to-learn and, 72
Brahe, Tycho, 28–29
Breton Girls Dancing (Gauguin), 170
Brooks, Margaret, 42–45
Bushey, Merissa (Strauss), 161–162
Butterflies, children drawing to learn about, 42–45
C
Cahn, Steven, 109
Camp, Marsha, 199
The Card Players (Cezanne), 164
Carl Zeiss, 149
Caterpillars, children drawing to learn about, 42–45
Center for Materials Science and Engineering (MIT), 128
Certainty, 176
Cezanne, Paul, 164
Change, constant nature of, 92
Charamella Design, 148
Chardin, Johannes Vermeer Baptiste-Simeon, 181–182
Chemical change, children drawing to learn about, 39–40, 45–46, 51
Chemistry
composition and, 188
drawing-to-learn, 107–119
Chevreul, Michel Eugene, 176
Chiaroscuro, 201, 207
Children drawing to learn, 39–56
about caterpillars and butterflies, 42–45
laboratory research notebooks and, 54–56
learning to draw and, 40–42
link between drawing and science and, 54
about physical and chemical change, 39–40, 45–51
teaching life science and, 52–54
Close, Chuck, 18, 172
Cloud chambers, 82
College, linking art and science in, 67–69
Color, 161–162
Coloring books, 78–79
Comics, 137–142
debate over, 137–138
in educational settings, 137–139
investigating science with, 139–141
Teaching with Comics conference and, 139, 141–142
C.O.M.I.C.S., 138
“Comics in Education” (website), 138
Comments, requesting from students, 108–110
Comparison with objects during drawing, 15–16, 19, 44, 64
Composition, 158. See also Drawing to compose
chemistry and, 188
Concept formation, drawing-to-learn and, 38
Constable, John, 177
Create a Car (app), 88
Crick, Francis, 90
Crystalline compounds, 84
Curie, Marie, 28–29, 31, 32
Cycles of painting, 173–174
D
Darwin, Charles, 26, 59–60, 70
Death, expression in drawings, 126, 127
Degas, Edgar, 169, 199
Delacroix, Eugène, 177
DePace, Angela, 79
De Paola, Tommy, 144
Depth, 207–210
aerial perspective and, 207
creating illusion of, 9
linear perspective and, 207–209
overlapping objects and, 209–210
stereoscopic judgment of, 207
Designing things, 2
Desolation Valley Wilderness Area, 11–13, 105
Diagrams, drawing, 2
Diderot, Denis, 183
Discovery, drawing-to-learn as process of, 78–79
Discussion
of drawings, 44–45, 109–112
of what makes drawing hard/easier, 201
Dissatisfaction as painter, 174–175
Distance from subject, 19, 20, 64
DNA model, 90
Dodson, Bert, 121–122
Dodson Doodler, 122
Doodling, 121–123
Drawing
as aid for observation, 61
with an eraser, 202–204
on blackboard, 5
clarification of science by process of, 128
to compose. See Drawing to compose
constant comparison for, 15–16, 19, 44, 64
cycles of painting and, 173–174
gesture, 16
with a grid, 16–17, 204–207
to learn. See Children drawing to learn; Drawing-to-learn
learning, children drawing to learn and, 40–42
link between science and, 54
measuring effectiveness of drawing on learning and, 75–76
from memory, 13–15
portraits, 15
relationship to painting, 171–172
seeing and, 5–6, 8–9
as universal language, 24–25
as visual reasoning, 23–24
as way of knowing, 9–10
what we know, not what we see, 15
writing on what makes it hard/easier, 200–201
Drawing from Life: The Journal as Art (New), 33
Drawings
discussion of, 44–45, 109–112
looking back at, 38
to measure learning, 53
misconceptions revealed by, 52–53
modeling for children, 53
nonjudgmental acceptance of, 54
as pre-assessment tool, 53
red chalk, of Spurgeon, 171–173
Drawing to compose, 157–188
Cezanne’s work and, 164
color and, 161–162
Degas’s work and, 169
Gauguin’s work and, 170
Klimt’s work and, 162–163
Seurat’s work and, 165–166
Spurgeon’s work and, 171–188
Van Gogh’s work and, 166–168
Drawing-to-learn
about atoms and molecules, 105–119
beans and, 73–75
chemistry and, 107–119
children and. See Children drawing to learn
concept formation and, 38
contemporary work and, 33
drawing as aid for observation and, 61
evolution and, 69–70
feedback loop for, 16
historical context of, 25–32
insects and, 59–60, 61–63
journals and sketchbooks and, 33–38
linking art and science in college and, 67–69
long bones and, 72
mammalian orbit and, 70–72
measuring effectiveness of drawing on learning and, 75–76
patterns in nature and, 57–58
as process of exploration, discovery, and understanding, 78–79
trees and, 63–67, 68–69
Drawing to Learn Science (course), 59–60
Drawing to learn workshop, 199–210
Drawing Words and Writing Pictures (Madden and Abel), 141
Duke University, 128
Durer, Albrecht, 17
E
Einstein, Albert, 28–29, 30–31
Emoticons, 124–125
Emotion, abstract and iconic expressions of, 126–128
Erasers, drawing with, 202–204
“Evaporation: A Constructivist Dialogue,” 95
Evolution, drawing-to-learn and, 69–70
Evolution in Education Award, 69
Exploration, drawing-to-learn as process of, 78–79
Exploring the Natural Science of Chemistry with Kids, 95
F
Failures as feedback, 161–162
Fallen Leaf Lake, 11
Farr Cross Road drawings/paintings (Spurgeon), 178–181, 182
Feedback loop
creative process and, 21, 22
drawing from life and, 18–21
for drawing-to-learn, 16
Feelings, abstract and iconic expressions of, 126–128
Feynman, Richard, 81
Fireflies, luciferin and, 85–86
Fool’s gold, 83–85
Forms in nature, 57–58, 189–198
Frankel, Felice, 79, 128
G
Galilei, Galileo, 189
Gallia, Hermine Hamburger, 163
Gallia, Moritz, 163
Gauguin, Paul, 166, 170
General Mills Company, 81–83
Georges Seurat — The Drawings (Hauptman), 165
Gesture drawing, 16
Glynn, Shawn, 52–54
Godel, Esher, Bach — An Eternal Golden Braid (Hofstader), 190
Gonick, Larry, 137
Gonzales, Frank, 144–146
Grey’s Anatomy Coloring Book, 78
Grids, 16–17, 204–207
Griffel, Lois, 34
Growth, 176
H
Haemulon (Todd), 61
Hamburger, Hermine, 163
Happiness, expression in drawings, 126, 127
Harvard, 128
Hauptman, Jodi, 165
Hayward Tyler Pump Company, 149
Hearing sounds, 9
Hofstader, Douglas, 190
Hopper, Edward, 175
Horizon line, 208
Hunt, Tony, 25
I
IBM, 149, 152
Ikemoto, Howard, 39
Illustrations, effectiveness of, 76–78
Impressionism, 176
Insects, drawing-to-learn and, 59–60, 61–63
Investigating the Natural World of Chemistry with Kids (Strauss), 139
J
Jackson, Andrew, 121
Journal of Educational Sociology, 137
Journals, drawing-to-learn and, 33–38
K
Kepler, Johannes, 29
Keys to Drawing with Imagination (Dodson), 121–122
KIX cereal, 81–83
Klee, Paul, 86
Klimt, Gustav, 162–163
Knowing
drawing as way of, 9–10
kinds of, 129–131
Kuhn, Thomas, 3, 4
L
Laboratory research notebooks, 54–56
Landscapes
light in, 178–180
sketches of, 36
Learning. See also Children drawing to learn; Drawing-to-learn
to draw, children drawing to learn and, 40–42
drawing to measure, 53
Learning Tree, 144
Leo Petroglyph State Memorial, 124
“Leveling out,” 175–176
Levine, Lynn, 63
Lewis, Gilbert, 26, 28
Lichtenstein, Roy, 175
Life
drawing from, 18–21
expression in drawings, 126
Life science, teaching, children drawing to learn and, 52–54
Light, 178–180
effects on objects, 201–204
in Spurgeon’s Farr Cross Road drawings/paintings, 178–180
Linear perspective, 207–209
mistakes in drawing, 14–15
Linnaeus, Carl, 70
Litvinenko, Alexander, 83
Living Craft — A Painter’s Process (Spurgeon), 171
Loggerhead turtle, 58
Lone Ranger Atom Bomb ring, 82, 90–91
Lone Ranger radio show, 81–83
Long bones, drawing-to-learn and, 72
Love, expression in drawings, 127
Luciferin, 85–89, 106
M
Madden, Matt, 141
Magic portal, 180–181
Mammalian orbit, drawing-to-learn and, 70–72
Manet, Édouard, 177
Manga Guides, 137
Maps, 105–107
drawings of molecules likened to, 105–106
of luciferin particles, 86, 87, 106
topographic lines on, 11–13
of University of Vermont, 86, 87
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 128
Maus (Spiegelman), 138
Meaning in Chardin’s work, 181–182
Memory
distortion of drawings by, 15
drawing from, 13–15
Merian, Maria Sybilla, 69–70, 72
Michelangelo, 172
Microscope, viewing drawings through, 7
Microtech, 149
Minerals. See Rock, mineral, and shell collection
Misconceptions revealed by drawings, 52–53
Mitchell, Martha, 63
Modeling drawing for children, 53
Molecules, 84
atom assembly into, 88–89
drawing in three dimensions, 112
drawing to learn about, 105–119
importance of, 89–90
learning by talking and thinking about, 95–103
Monet, Claude, 176
Mother and Child (Klimt), 162, 163
Movement, sketching, 1–2
Moving particles, 90–92, 94
Muir, John, 28–29, 31, 33
Muth, Denise, 52–54
N
Naming, interference with drawing, 15
National Academy of Sciences, 59–60
National Association of Biology Teachers, 69
National Association of Comics Art Educators, 138
National Park pictographs, 125
National Science Foundation, 128
Nature
patterns in, 57–58, 189–198
sketching, 1
Nature journaling as process for learning, 66
New, Jennifer, 33
Newton, Isaac, 28–29
New York City Comic Book Museum, 138
99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style (Madden), 141
Noodling, 122
Northwest School (Seattle, Washington), 69
NYC Metro Transit Authority, 148
O
Object icons, 15
Observation. See also Seeing
drawing as aid for, 61
O’Keefe, Georgia, 175
Old Mother Hubbard, 144–146
Orbit, mammalian, drawing-to-learn and, 70–72
The Origin of Species (Darwin), 26
Overlapping objects, 209–210
P
Pacific University, 67
Painting
audience’s understanding of paintings and, 182–185
cycles of drawing and, 173–174
learning and growing as a painter and, 174–175
as metaphor for thinking, 177–178
process in, 176–177
relationship between drawing and, 171–172
Patterns in nature, 57–58, 189–198
Philosophie Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Newton), 29
Philosophy, natural, painting as, 177
Photographs, working from, 18
Physical change, children drawing to learn about, 39–40, 45–50
Pictographs, 125
The Picture Place, 148
Picturing to Learn program, 129, 130–136, 139
pedagogical prompt for drawing in, 129
Pointillism, 176
Polonium alpha particles, 82–83, 90–91
Portraits, drawing, 15
Pre-assessment tool, drawings as, 53
Process, 92–94
in life and painting, 176–177
Putin, Vladimir, 83
Pyrite, 83–85
Q
Questions, requesting from students, 108–110
R
Radioactive material, 82–83
Rainbows, seeing, 8
Raphael, 173
Realism, 180–181, 185
Reasoning, visual, drawing as, 23–24
Red chalk drawings of Spurgeon, 171–173
Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn), 183
Renoir, Auguste, 86
Repetition, 175–176
Resolution, 148
Revision, 53, 176
Rhombus, 148
Rock, mineral, and shell collection
organic and inorganic compounds in, 84
patterns found in nature and, 57
sketching, 1, 5–6
Rough sketches, drawing-to-learn and, 25–32
Roxbury Community College, 128
Ruskin, John, 23
Rutherford, Ernest, 26, 28
S
Sadness, expression in drawings, 126, 127
Sadoway, Donald R., 128
Satisfaction as painter, 174–175
Saving the Appearances: A Study in Idolatry (Barfield), 8
Scholars Who Teach (Cahn), 109
The School at Columbia University, 73
The School Mistress (Chardin), 181–182
School of Visual Arts, 128
Schrodinger, Erwin, 88
Science
clarification by process of drawing, 128
investigating using cartoons, 139–141
link between drawing and, 54
linking with art in college, 67–69
Science magazine, 61
Scudder, Sam, 60–61
Seasonal Investigation of Trees program, 63
The Seduction of the Innocent (Wertham), 138
Seeing. See also Observation
drawing and, 8–9
Seurat, Georges, 165–166
Shakespeare, William, 189
Shapes in nature, 57–58, 189–198
Shells. See Rock, mineral, and shell collection
Shnayderman, Mariana, 128
Sketchbooks, drawing-to-learn and, 33–38
Sketching
of landscapes, 36
of movement, 1–2
of nature, 1
of new battery, 152–156
rough, drawing-to-learn and, 25–32
Sketching movement, 1–2
Sleeping Girl (Lichtenstein), 175
Sonata for Violoncello and Piano in A Major (Beethoven), 26
Sounds, hearing, 9
Spiegelman, Art, 138
Spiracles, 52
Spiral form in nature, 57
Spurgeon, Tad, 171–187
on Chardin, 181–182
on composing to discover truth, 172
on composing with red chalk drawings, 172–173
on cycles of drawing and painting, 173–174
on language of the painter, 182–184
on learning and growing as a painter, 174–175
on levels in painting, 184–185
on light and energy of the mark, 178–180
on magical portal and realism, 180–181
on painting as metaphor for thinking, 177–178
preliminary ink wash sketches and final paintings by, 186–187
on process, 176–177
on relationships between drawing and painting, 171–172
on repetition and “leveling out,” 175–176
on revision and growth, 176
Steps to an Ecology of Mind (Bateson), 190
Stick figures, 124
Strauss, Matt, 143, 144, 146–150
Strauss, Michael, 2-5
Subatomic Digital, 143, 149
Subject, distance from, 19, 20, 64
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (Seurat), 165
Swanson, Gloria, 2
Swanson, Joe, 2
T
Teaching with Comics conference, 139, 141–142
Terry, Mark, 69, 73, 79
Thinking, painting as metaphor for, 177–178
The Three Ages of Woman (Klimt), 162, 163
Todd, H. L., 61
Topographic lines, 11–13
Torres, Reuben, 34
Tree diagrams of Darwin, 26, 27
Trees, drawing-to-learn and, 63–67, 68–69
Truth, composing to discover, 172
Tufte, Edward, 79
Turner, William, 28–29, 30–31
Twain, Mark, 28–29, 31, 32
U
Uncertainty, 176
Understanding, drawing-to-learn as process of, 78–79
V
Value, learning about, by drawing with a grid, 204–207
Value studies, 161, 202–204
Van Gogh, Vincent, 166–168
Vanishing point, 208, 209
Viewfinders, 20, 21, 157
Vinci, Leonardo da, 25–26
Visual reasoning, drawing as, 23–24
Visual-spatial thinking, 79
Visual Strategies (Frankel), 79
Visual Thinking (Arnheim), 40–41
W
Wald, George, 105
Wallace, Alfred Russel, 70
Warhol, Andy, 176
Watson, James, 90
WAVE Inc., 148
Wertham, Fredric, 138
Where Puddles Go, 95–100
Wolcott, Charles, 28–29, 30–31
Writing on what makes drawing hard/easier, 200–201
X
X-ray analysis, 7
Y
Yang, Gene, 138

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