begins at the end of the scribbling stages
When having new experiences, help the child notice more. Use questions. "How does it feel? How big are are the ears? How does it smell? How many legs are there? Can you walk that way?"For permission to make copies or handouts, e-mail the author.
Think of ways to build awareness. Children draw what they remember. They remember what they notice.
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Many authors and researchers in art education have written about the stages of artistic development.
Viktor Lowenfeld made many observations and described the stages in his book, Creative and Mental Growth. The 4th edition of Creative and Mental Growth by Viktor Lowenfeld and W. Lambert Brittain. 1964 includes a summary with charts describing the development stages in Chaper 13. pages 395 to 402.