Ideas for how sketchbooks might be used by children
The sketchbooks unit lays emphasis on the value of this personal resource for the development of children's art making. It emphasises the importance of translating this visual information into developed artworks. It offers ideas for how sketchbooks might be used by children.
Sketchbooks can be used for collecting visual information, whether in the form of drawing, annotated sketches, painting, notes, designs or secondary source material. Essentially, sketchbooks should be personal and exploratory. They should reflect the child's interest in their own experiences and discoveries. The sketchbook can provide a useful form of dialogue between the teacher and the child in recording the development of ideas and visual experiences. These can become a valuable personal resource for the development of the children's art making. Ideas can be tried out and developed further in a variety of media.