Graphicacy and Art Education

  • Robert Brazil University of London, Goldsmiths' College


The ability to think and structure thought in visual/spatial terms, in order to communicate ideas and concepts to others, was given the name of Graphicacy by ProfessorW.G.V. Balchin and Miss A.M. Coleman in an article that they wrote for the Times Education Supplement in 1965. In isolating this skill and comparing it with other modes of thought and communication, namely literacy and numeracy, they suggested that there was a case to consider Graphicacy as one of the essential underpinnings within education.

How to Cite
BRAZIL, Robert. Graphicacy and Art Education. Studies in Design Education Craft & Technology, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 1, aug. 2009. ISSN 0305 766. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 08 june 2023.