drawing and painting
The aim of art education is to let children experience and discover while painting
and drawing that there are many ways to see and express something. In scribble drawings it is obvious that things have
no definite shape and
meaning; the child seeks and finds several possibilities to shape its ideas.
The viewer often has difficulty with that, since he views the child's
impressions/images with those of his own.
But often it is not recognized that this ability to seek and find solutions
quickly dries up when the adult starts telling the child that little
chickens should be colored yellow and that the tree is bigger than the
The ability to seek, examine, change, and so imagine can be preserved and
developed. Letting the child experience and see how different things can be
in various situations, letting the child play with this phenomenon. In the
way children experience their world much more is possible than it seems on
first thoughts. Offer the child the possibility to really project itself into
situations, by making these tangible and perceptible.
A feature of working expressively is that it is possible to have many
solutions to one and the same problem. To teach the child to get and have an
eye for that enriches it.
By comparing the series of drawings a child's personal development becomes very clear.
In his development Michiel shows various lines, one drawing is highly decorative, or impressive, while the next suddenly shows strongly nervous
movements. This changing occurs constantly. From the images it appears that the way of viewing is strongly influenced by that subject indicates. Where
quietness and vagueness predominate this becomes visible in the image. When the involvement evokes intense emotions then on the hand the elaboration is