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As Johnny continues to draw his back-yard scene, he adds things ac- cording to the significance they have to him.

The art medium and art expression must become an inseparable whole. This represents the greatest misunderstand- ing of the meaning of integration. One of the basic ingredients of a creative art experience is the relation- ship between the artist and his environment. There are, for instance, general principles in making an etching.

Thus, two extreme antipodes can be found within one culture: Therefore it is easy to understand that any cor- rection by the teacher that refers to objects and not to the child’s experi- ence anc greatly with the child’s own expression. Let us say that Johnny wants to draw how he plays with other children in the yard. If they lack sensitive experiences, they need vikotr be motivated.

Once the student has achieved a certain compe- tency at producing the proper bits of information at the correct time, he is considered right for graduating from school.

Even in simple experiences like rowing a boat the child can identify purely with the motion he feels in the boat, the subjective kinesthetic sensa- tion, or he may become visually bound up with the spectacle of the environment. The same holds true for the artist.

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In identifying with art media, by experiencing them in their living quality, the child will gain appreciation and insight into the meaningfulness of art and culture.


During the creative process he not only used his intellect in finding out about the tree, the swing, the fence. If we had to install the lights, we would by necessity have become aware of their location. Research into creativity extends back only a few years. As has been said before, the subject matter may be concrete or abstract. This applies to all stages and levels of creative activity.

Expression according to strange level. Carol Hammal rated it it was amazing Nov 15, From the Publisher Children are the essence of this book, but more than that, they are the essence of society. These interferences might come from anywhere. Vikttor may occur in many classrooms that a child “finds himself” in a painting, and an emotional block that inhibited him in his growth is removed.

To be able to rearrange ideas and shift the uses and functions of objects, or to see them in a new light, is appar- endy a quality that utilizes what is known, but for new or different pur- poses. Creative and Mental Growth by Viktor Lowenfeld Rearranging The Meaning of Art for Education 9 and changing elements lowwenfeld a wall for a mural, or on a canvas for a paint- ing, is a constant process of reorganization. The child who uses creative activ- ity as an emotional outlet will gain freedom and flexibility as a result of the release of unnecessary tensions.

The vikyor of imitation as a means of learning, therefore, cannot be overlooked. How would you feel if you were purple? It should be remembered that these are not isolated components but are areas to consider as relevant to the en- couragement of creative thinking. Although there is some question whether it is an important discipline, some teachers may still tell you that coloring books teach the child to stay within the lines.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Gina Marie rated it really liked it Nov 08, Coloring books affect a child’s creative expression. The child’s physical needs of motor activity therefore must be recognized in order to be prop- erly motivated. Since nearly every emotional or mental disturbance is con- nected with a lack of self-confidence, it is easily understood that the proper stimulation of the child’s creative abilities will be a safeguard against such disturbances.


Because as you may have figured out, an art education book with low quality black and white examples is worth it’s weight in beans! Some questions that are factual and demand specific answers vikto be “What are the primary colors?

The subject matter necessarily deals with con- tents. This is also true for children who go into a tantrum, another escape mechanism, which the child intro- duces whenever he is unable to adjust to a new situation.

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The reason for this increasing lack of ability for self-identification may be found in certain trends in industry and also in education. By so doing teachers deprive themselves of the proper functioning liwenfeld a most effective educational means — environment. In putting himself into the place of Dad in his picture, Johnny has just experienced this vital need.

We have to differentiate clearly between subject matter and mode of expression. Although it is commonly agreed that experimentation that may be harmful to physical growth is dangerous, we do not apply the same caution when we deal with the child’s mental or emotional growth.

Integration in learning, therefore, becomes of major significance, since it may be responsible for leading our youth to a more unified and better adjusted life. Such form concepts consist of parts, all of which are meaningful to the child. Memtal are only a few attributes of the medium commonly called water color. Yet in education simultaneity of growth has largely been neglected.