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Art Stages Resources

Here are some resources for the art stages that young children learn to develop.
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.

Skinner, G. (n.d.). Stages of Art Page 5. Retrieved February 10, 2015, from http://starsclass.com/stars/curriculum/art/page/5.html
Scribbles
Fussell, M. (2011, June 20). The Stages of Artistic Development. Retrieved February 6, 2015, from

This website has a picture of a fist stage drawing.
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.

Prynne, M. (2014, August 20). Kids' portraits an indicator of IQ. Retrieved February 6, 2015, from
Drawing development in children
Children's drawings become more realistic and emphasise real-life differences, for instance the distinctive features of grandmother and father. Now a picture may show a tall and lean human being wearing glasses, while another person is small and stocky with a cap on his or her head.

Drawing development in children. (2010, November 11). Retrieved February 6, 2015, from
Children's Drawing Stages - 6 Things To Look For | Planning With Kids
Kids produce some wonderful artwork over the years. This short guide will help you identify and enjoy the different stages your kids go through with their artwork as they get older. It will also help you work out which are the must-keep pieces.

Avery, N. (2010, August 3). Children's Drawing Stages - 6 Things To Look For | Planning With Kids. Retrieved February 6, 2015, from
Grade 1 " City of Lakes Waldorf School
Writing, Phonetic Introduction to Letters, Reading Approached through Writing, Speech and Drama, Quality of Numbers, All Four Math Processes, Nature Study, Folk Tales, Ancient Legends, Mandarin, Spanish, Knitting, Recorder, Singing, Movement and Games, Painting, Drawing and Modeling. First grade! Parents and children alike experience crossing an important threshold when a child makes the giant step from Kindergarten into "the grades."

Admissions season is here! (n.d.). Retrieved February 6, 2015, from
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. (2015, January 1). Retrieved February 6, 2015, from
Drawing Development in Children
Timeline of drawing development in children from ages 2 through 16.

Donley, S. (1985, January 1). Drawing Development in Children. Retrieved February 12, 2015, from http://www.learningdesign.com/Portfolio/DrawDev/kiddrawing.html
Development Stages in Art
In the scribbling (mark making) stage,Scribbling is the child's first artwork . babies that smear food are learning to scribble Pounding a crayon on paper is an early variation of scribbling. A child that can grab your finger is old enough to hold a crayon for scribbling.

Bartel, M. (2010, September 23). Development Stages in Art. Retrieved February 12, 2015, from https://people.goshen.edu/~marvinpb/PreSchool/AboutScribbling.html
This website describes the three art stages that children develop.

Mayesky, N. (n.d.). DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES OF CHILDREN’S ART. Retrieved February 12, 2015, from http://webshare.northseattle.edu/fam180/topics/art/DEVELOPMENTALART.MLP.htm