What young children say about art: A comparative study

Felicity MCARDLE, Kit Mei Betty WONG

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Abstract

Given the opportunities, young children can be prolific in their productions of drawings and paintings. In the study reported in this paper, we had two questions about this. Why do young children draw and paint? And, what does this prolific activity do? We consider that particular ways of seeing art position children, and children use their artistic activities to position themselves, producing their identities. We interviewed a group of children in Hong Kong, aged between 4 and 5 years, (n=27), and a group of children in Brisbane, Australia, who were of similar ages (n=15). The cross-cultural dimension added another dimension to our thinking and conversations around art and young children. Copyright © 2010 Art In Early Childhood.
Original languageEnglish
Article number4
JournalThe International Art in Early Childhood Research Journal
Volume2
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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McArdle, F. & Wong, K.-M. B. (2010). What young children say about art: A comparative study. The International Art in Early Childhood Research Journal, 2(1). Retrieved from http://artinearlychildhood.org/journal-index/