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Art Stages Resources

Here are some resources for the art stages that young children develop over time.
Stages of Art Page 5
At this stage, children also begin to see the connection between their movements and the marks they make. Before this time, children's scribbles were the result of the sheer pleasure of moving their arms and hands. Now children connect those motions to their art-work. Children may even begin to name their drawings at this stage.
*Stages of Art Page 5 (Stages of Art Page 5)
Childhood Nightmares - Roshida
Many children wake up in the middle of the night from a scary dream. Sometimes they get up screaming or crying and run to their parents' bed. This phenomenon of childhood nightmares is fairly common and usually passes with age. There are two types of nocturnal disorders - one is night terrors and the other ...*First stage: Childhood Nightmares - Roshida (Roshida RSS2)
Scribbling Stage
Babies spend many months absorbing their surroundings. As they take in the world around them, art becomes one of their first forms of communicating with the complex world around them. Toddlers first use tools without an awareness that their actions produce marks.*
SECOND STAGE: Scribbling Stage (A Guide to Artistic Development)
Kids' portraits an indicator of IQ
Parents might giggle about their offsprings' scrawled artworks but their creative efforts might have serious implications, the research suggests. The quality of the pictures is linked to the child's genetic make-up, the study by King's College, London, noted.*Third stage: Kids' portraits an indicator of IQ (Times LIVE)
Things to do in Sacramento
The Sacramento Theatre Company has announced a seven-show season for 2011-12, beginning with "Frankenstein" on the Main Stage in October and concluding there next May with "Little Shop of Horrors." The holiday season -- Nov. 30-Dec. 24 -- will see a reprise of STC's popular "A Christmas Carol," adapted by Richard Helleson, with original music by David De Berry.*FOURTH STAGE: Things to do in Sacramento (Sacramento Bee)
Drawing Development in Children
Timeline of drawing development in children from ages 2 through 16*Drawing Development in Children (Drawing Development in Children)
Childrens Art
Art, Design and Psychology Introduction Children explore the world around them through intellectual, physical and emotional methods All these factors play a part in their art.*Drawing Development in Children (Drawing Development in Children)
Children's drawings are visual representations made with crayons, markers, or pencils that are generated for pleasure but can also be used for therapeutic purposes or developmental assessment . Children's art, especially a drawing, represents one of the delights of childhood. The child's artistic endeavors are mainly produced for pleasure and the exploration of art media.*Children's Health (Drawings)
My First Crayola™ Developmental Stages of Art
Every Creative Journey Begins with the First Steps Crayola believes that encouraging kids to express their thoughts at all ages is important. We help kids express their ideas and feelings with colorful tools made for little hands that transform a child's uniquely original thoughts into visible form.*My First Crayola™ Developmental Stages of Art (


Each of these stages refers to a combination of visual characteristics found in the art work of children. "Developmental-Stage" theory assumes that the stages occur in a sequential order. Little attempt has been made to relate these stages of growth in art directly to chronological age because so many factors contribute to the child's development in art.*THE FIVE STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN’S ART (Art309)
(2 to 4 years) The Scribble stage is made up of four sub-stages. (a) Disordered - uncontrolled markings that could be bold or light depending upon the personality of the child. At this age the child has little or no control over motor activity. (b) Longitudinal - controlled repetitions of motions.*LOWENFELD'S (LOWENFELD)
Learning to Write and Draw
How Your Child's Writing and Art Changes Over Time Creativity is a bridge to learning. When your child is creative and curious, she can come up with answers to the problems she encounters-like how to keep the block tower from falling. Creativity helps your child become a thoughtful, inquisitive, and confident learner later on, when she starts school.*SUPPORT US (ZERO TO THREE: Learning to Write and Draw)
The Stages of Artistic Development
Understanding the stages of artistic development can help you become better at creating art. It can also help you become a more effective art teacher. We develop artistically. Just like we develop other skills like talking and walking in stages, we develop artistic skills in the same way.*TheVirtualInstructor Blog (TheVirtualInstructor Blog)
Developmental Stages of Children's Drawings
These stages are taken from Bob Steel's Draw Me a Story: An Illustrated Exploration of Drawing-as-Language, ©1997. This stage is typical of children between 18 months and 3 years. Scribbles are random. Children are exploring art materials in a playful way. Scribbles move from uncontrolled to progressively more controlled.*Developmental Stages of Children's Drawings (Early Childhood Central)
Artwork in the preschematic stage is indicative of a child's proclivity to draw representationally. Images begin to resemble symbols, but these may only be understood by the child. Drawings created...*Preschematic (Stages of Artistic Development)