Thursday, May 17, 2018

Art For All Children

I have always loved art and have highly encouraged art in our house hold as well as crafts.  This article isn’t about crafts though, because crafts have a finished end product and art is the process itself one never really knows when it is quiet finished.  I recently went to a lecture on art were they shared the stages of art development and you will see them as follows.  I have also included art supplies list that was recommend to help with expanding your child’s learning and appreciation of art. 

Stages of Art in a Child’s Life

Stage 1 scribbling stage process and action 

1-2 years marks and scribbles gesture drawing random and free

2-3 years circular movement circles

Stage 2 symbolic stage things ideas feelings

3 years pilliwog figure circle with lines

3+ years add second circle arms and legs

4 years details body part and clothing

4-5 drawing or telling stories, work out problems, exaggerate sun symbol

5-6 years landscapes composition new symbols and elements

Stage 3 realistic stage

Represent real images

7-8 years desire to make things look real rigid details lots of often frustrating 

10-12 realism cartooning complexity details and genes we different 

Art Supply Recommendations

Bees wax can mold and not messy
Paint - think of sponges and brushes use different applicators 
Crayons better than markers due to increase strength have to push harder and pushing more textures 
Sand or snow can be a pallet 
Clay or play dough and demential.
Lots of un-interrupted Time

Here are Zara and Allegra busy at art as well as some art work.  Notice the stages they are in.