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ERIC Number: EJ1060195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3541
Relational Making: Re/Imagining Theories of Child Art
Sunday, Kristine E.
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v56 n3 p228-240 Spr 2015
In this article, I consider the changing landscape of art education and explore potential directions for the field to situate itself within the spaces of early childhood education. I position that current understandings of child art and its use in both research and practice in the early childhood classroom are limited by a lack of connection to contemporary art practices. Working from the perspective of relational aesthetics, I examine children's drawing practices to suggest an extension of sociocultural theories of child art. To do so, I provide descriptions of young children's voluntary drawing events that illuminate the convivial nature of their productions, as well as nomadic processes involved in their work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania