Draw to Learn

Artist: Kathryn Sclavi

Type: Professional Learning

Program Availability: In-Person, Virtual


Draw to Learn supports participants to use traditional and alternative drawing materials to explore the developmental landscape of mark making. Participants experience creative practices including sensory motor explorations, doodling, mind mapping, and close observation as exercises for creative expression, relaxation, mapping ideas, and representation of learning outcomes. Participants will learn strategies to stimulate creativity, enhance communication skills, and support students to use drawing to represent their thinking and learning. No drawing background is necessary to be able to enjoy and/or implement the techniques presented in this session.


In-Person or Virtual

Recommended Participants

  • Teachers
  • Paraprofessionals

Learning Intentions

Participants will:

  • Be introduced to alternative and traditional drawing materials.
  • Engage with creative strategies that promote artistic presence and process for discovery and expression.
  • Identify 1-2 strategies to include in your teaching and learning practice.


  • Edwards, B. (2002). The new drawing on the right side of the brain workbook : guided practice in the five basic skills of drawing. London: Souvenir.

YA Connections

  • NJSLS-VPA: Artistic Process; Creating; Anchor Standard 1: Conceptualizing & Generating Ideas
  • NJSLS-VPA: Artistic Process; Responding; Anchor Standard 7:
  • Perceiving and Analyzing Products
  • Social Emotional Learning – Transformative

Professional Standards for Educational Leaders

  • Standard 4: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment


Price & Info


Workshop Cost per Day: $1400

Additional Fees: In-Person Program Travel Fee - $95 per day; Virtual Program Technology Fee - $45; (On-Demand programs are not charged travel or tech fees)


Audience Limit: 25

Program Length: (1) 90-min Session (Additional time available at $300/hour)

Workshop Minimum # of Days: 1

Appropriate For Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th



Curriculum Connections

Curriculum Connections