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ERIC Number: EJ848878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1476-8062
Understanding Young Children's Three-Dimensional Creative Potential in Art Making
Pavlou, Victoria
International Journal of Art & Design Education, v28 n2 p139-150 Jun 2009
This article explores aspects of young children's three-dimensional development in art making. Understanding young children's three-dimensional awareness and development is often a neglected area of early childhood educators' education and practice and often children's creative potential is not fully realised. The present article is based on a small scale qualitative study which focused on understanding 5-6 year-olds' representational intentions in three-dimensional artworks, understanding of visual design concepts and expressive use of media (scrap paper and mod roc). The findings of the study suggest that young children are able to create satisfying three-dimensional representations giving emphasis on forms, uprightness, balance, movement and modeling of multiple sides.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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