Creative and Mental Growth by Viktor Lowenfeld
The Stages of Artistic Development
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Stewart's Homepage. Art Syllabus. Art Calendar. Information Page. Saturday Class Themes. Each of these stages refers to a combination of visual characteristics found in the art work of children. Many individuals never continue beyond the schematic or transitional mode of representation in the graphic arts.
In , Dr. Lowenfeld argues that are six clearly defined stages of artistic development and that these stages can be witnessed in the artworks of children. According to Lowenfeld, the six stages of artistic development are:. Children at this age are engaged in the physical activity of drawing. There is no connection made between the marks and representation during most of the scribble stage. However, towards the end of this stage children may begin to give marks names.
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Stage 1 – Scribble Stage (1 – 3 years old)
The Scribble stage is made up of four sub-stages. At this age the child has little or no control over motor activity. Demonstrates visually an awareness and enjoyment of kinesthetic movements. Circular - further exploring of controlled motions demonstrating the ability to do more complex forms. Naming - the child tells stories about the scribble.