Understanding Children's Drawings


Author: Cathy A. Malchiodi

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 146250485X

Category: Psychology

Page: 252

View: 6350

This practical resource demonstrates how all clinicians can broaden and enhance their work with children by integrating drawing into therapy. The book enables therapists to address the multidimensional aspects of children's art without resorting to simplistic explanations. Approaching drawing as a springboard for communication and change, Malchiodi offers a wealth of guidelines for understanding the intricate messages embedded in children's drawings and in the art-making process itself. Topics covered include how to assist children in making art, what questions to ask and when, and how to motivate children who are initially resistant to drawing. Assimilating extensive research and clinical experience, the book includes over 100 examples of children's work.

Understanding Children's Drawings

Tracing the Path of Incarnation


Author: Michaela Strauss

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855841991

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 4076

Michaela Strausss classic book is a pioneer work that can strengthen observation, understanding, and love for the being of the child, both in the parental home and in the kindergarten. First issued in 1978, this revised edition has improved reproductions and a larger format.

Children and Pictures

Drawing and Understanding


Author: Richard P. Jolley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405105437

Category: Psychology

Page: 377

View: 3651

CHILD & DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY. When children draw, what are they trying to convey? What do they see in their own work and what can we learn from it? Richard Jolley critiques the most recent studies conducted in the field, lending insight and perspective to art's roll in understanding child development. Addressing the traditional theories of drawing development, Jolley examines the key concepts of understanding and production, regarding pictures as representations, and relates this idea to children's concept of representation as a whole. Emphasizing the need to bring the study of children's drawings into mainstream child development studies, this text looks at the use of drawings in clinical settings, their noted benefits in therapeutic processes and examines their use as memory aids. Presenting up-to-date research, and pointing towards future topics of study, "Children and Pictures" is an edifying resource for parents, students, researchers, and educators in the field.

Interpreting Children's Drawings


Author: Joseph H. Di Leo

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780876303313

Category: Art

Page: 232

View: 2534

First published in 1983. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Children's Understanding and Production of Pictures, Drawings, and Art

Theoretical and Empirical Approaches


Author: Constance Milbrath,Hanns M Trautner

Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing

ISBN: 1616763507

Category: Psychology

Page: 351

View: 6824

This volume presents an innovative approach to the psychological study of children’s developing conceptions of pictures, drawings, and art.It brings together current theory and research on children’s developing understanding and production of pictures, drawings, and art. With contributions from leading international scholars, it is the first book to focus explicitly on children’s knowledge and interpretations of pictorial representations, including their understanding of the roles of the artist and the viewer. It addresses what children of different ages know about the nature of pictures as representations of the world, as intentional communications conceived of by artists, and as esthetic objects, as well as what children of different ages understand about the different ways to depict objects and scenes. The contributions discuss how children know what for them or for others is easy or difficult to draw, what they know about the strategies or aids for making a “good” drawing, the kinds of drawings and art they prefer, as well as their basis for making esthetic judgments and evaluating the quality of a drawing and individual style.Knowledge of how children think about pictures and of their metacognitive abilities will deepen our understanding of the drawings they produce and, more importantly, provide valuable insights into children’s comprehension of the many forms of graphic representation that are part of contemporary culture.

Children's drawings


Author: Maureen V. Cox

Publisher: Penguin Group USA


Category: Art

Page: 243

View: 3787

An introduction to understanding children's drawing examines how they learn proportion and perspective, how they draw human figures and recognizable objects, and using children's drawings for diagnostic purposes

Kinetic family drawings (K-F-D)

an introduction to understanding children through kinetic drawings


Author: Robert C. Burns,S. Harvard Kaufman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 1665

Understanding Creativity in Early Childhood

Meaning-Making and Children's Drawing


Author: Susan Wright

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446205924

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 898

Do you want to understand young children's development in greater depth? Would you like to see how they view the world around them, and what they think the future might look like? Creativity in early childhood is an area of fascination for all those working with young children, and this book investigates why children create, and what their creations mean. Chapters describe the processes and depict the outcomes of meaning-making, and of making room for children's voices through the open-ended activity of drawing. Issues examined include: - the increasingly popular use of multi-modal texts; - links between creativity and literacy; - the importance of art in early childhood; - concrete examples of children's meaning-making, from the author's research. We see how non-verbal and verbal communication is used to convey meaning, and how children's voices emerge; the important role imagination and narrative play in the early and continuing development of children is emphasized throughout the book. Ideal for students of early childhood, and for anyone working with young children, this book is a revelatory guide to the mind of the young child.

The Pictorial World of the Child


Author: Maureen Cox

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521825009

Category: Medical

Page: 357

View: 7373

As well as discussing the artistic development of typical children, this book also includes a discussion of children with intellectual disabilities and those with a talent for art, including autistic children. We tend to think of pictures as a strictly visual medium, but the section on blind children's ability to recognize pictures challenges this assumption. Moreover, Maureen Cox evaluates various professional groups' usage of children's pictures. Finally, she considers the art curriculum in different countries and different educational philosophies.