Outside and inside of my work life at Gensler in Oakland, California, I try my best to find those valuable moments of free time to draw and sketch the events, spaces and environments on my journeys... I think about Robert Byron touring through regions of the Middle East in search of unique towers and monuments, and I think of the young Bruce Chatwin venturing through portions of South America and falling in love with Patagonia...Douglas Wittnebel...
The blog serves as a collection space for a variety of musings and observations of the world around us...through the use of sketches, drawings, photos, images and videos...intended to be shared and to stimulate thoughts, ideas and inspirations...douglas wittnebel
Friday, August 3, 2012
Doug, teaching, iPad, children and more...
Doug Wittnebel, design director, Gensler San Ramon, taught a class of third and fourth grade students how to draw on iPads at Sand Hill School in Palo Alto, a school that serves students who show signs of learning differences, inattention, and/or social challenges.
Doug engaged the students with his own iPad drawings and showed them how to “paint” with the app. By utilizing technology to bring art back into the classroom as a therapeutic measure for children with learning differences, Gensler hopes to raise awareness of the importance of art in schools. The third and fourth graders are already using iPads for select activities.