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“Loved how David incorporated other knowledge and learning into making art, i.e. using paper to make a compass to draw perfect circles; using mathematics to calculate the measurements of a pyramid without the use of rulers or calculators. These are little practical tricks that will intrigue learners and we can easily bring them back into our classrooms.” “I learnt a lot from David – how to design a lesson with both fun and meaningful elements. The way he introduced EOA is very engaging and students could understand and apply them to their own art making. This should be the way we carry out our lessons!” Susan Lilian “A practical treasure chest of takeaways for use in the classroom!” Liling Wendy “Scaffolding of learning activities to allow the difficult task of visualisation from 2D to 3D. There is no one fixed way to exploration but multiple possibilities to sol ving a problem.” Sharon 68 “I really like David’s way of addressing gaps especially when it comes to exploring different mediums. His method of scaffolding questions and/ processes in his lessons is something very much appreciated.” “Simple and approachable strategies to guide students in the explorative and experimental processes.” Charmaine “It’s all about abstraction! We start with something and went on to remove all traces of reality... We pick out the elements -- be it colour, form or just patterns and try simplifying. The exercise of abstracting and getting our fellow teachers to guess what each of us have drawn exemplified the use of inquiry skills in teaching abstraction.” Choy Yoke 69