Periods of Growth

These four periods have been organized to give some insight into the artistic development of children. The periods cover ages five through eleven.

1. Period of Orientation

The 5 year old::

2. Period of Fundamental Learning

The 6-7 year old::

3. Period of Enrichment

The 8-9 year old:

4. Period of Synthesis

The 10-11 year old:


Erdt, Margaret Hamilton, Teaching Art in the Elementary School, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., New York, 1952.

McFee, June King, Preparation for Art, Wadsworth Publishing, Company, Inc., San Francisco, 1961.

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