For children, drawing involves both a process (making of art) and a product (the completed art expression). These drawings need to be considered within the context of the child’s developmental, social, cultural and emotional experiences. (Malchiodi, 1998). I have chosen to examine three drawings by C, an 8-year-old girl I have been having therapeutic play sessions with. She was referred to me by her father, due to her inability to concentrate at school, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, which cause her to get into trouble at school, and in social situations. C is an only child, living at home with her parents. She is Taiwanese, and her mother tongue is Mandarin. According to her age, C’s cognitive abilities should be at the beginning of Piaget’s concrete operations stage, which lasts from 7 to 12 years of age. At this stage a visual schema for art expression develops, and children become able to symbolize objects in relation to each …show more content…
She was very quiet and involved while drawing, unusual as she is generally quite talkative, and predominantly fully involves me in all of her play. When she was finished she wanted me to write my name in the cloud beside ‘me’. I found it interesting that she didn’t just ask me how to spell my name and write it herself, but wanted me to write it. Perhaps she wanted to somehow involve me in the process of creating the image. My initial feeling when seeing the image was that it is very bright, and seems warm, idyllic and lively. According to Furth, ‘Different theories on color interpretation do not always agree on specific meanings, but theorists agree that colors can symbolize certain feelings, moods, even the tone of the relationship.’ (2002, p.97). He goes on to say that orange may indicate ‘rescue from a threatening situation’ (Furth, 2002,
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Painting is like keeping a diary on canvas. Art expresses ones feelings in ways words cannot. This is true for protagonist Melinda Sordino in the Laurie Halse Anderson novel about teenage rape, Speak. Anderson uses trees, mainly Melinda’s paintings and sculptures of trees, to chronicle Melinda’s growth in the novel. Instead of Melinda saying exactly how she felt all the time in the book, Anderson uses Melinda’s paintings to keep a diary of her emotions.
David Small is now a very successful child picture book writer who also illustrates his own works. Reading one of his books, one would not guess the horrors that was his childhood. He writes and illustrates with elegance and expression, something that was forbidden for his first fifteen years. Through the help of the psychologist, David Small was not only able to turn his life around, he was able to even have a positive outcome to a very negative
Art has always played a key role throughout all of history. It has many purposes ranging from divulging concealed truths to simply expressing ones feelings. Subsequently, art still holds the same functionality today. Jungian Psychology Retreat #3, a captivating and thought-provoking art piece done with the use of graphite on paper. The graphite drawing created by Casey Lard is 29 X 22” and is currently displayed in HACC (Harrisburg Area Community College) Lancaster’s campus art gallery.
After a traumatic experience, it is only natural that one changes. In Laurie Halse Anderson’s “Speak”, many characters gradually transform back to the people they were before a major event. The growth is evident , Whether it be through artistic expression, determination, or speaking. Art can transform the person creating it and the person perceiving it. In the book, artistic expression allows Melinda to voice her struggles thus so, letting her become more comfortable about creating art with her emotions.
Kaysie Rich Mr. Dibattista ENGL A111 619 September 25,2016 Literacy is Not Just Reading and Writing Creating art is one of the many ways our brains can go on autopilot and deal with the stress everyday events may cause. It isn’t just drawing or painting; in fact, art can be defined as visual, auditory, or performing acts that convey unique and creative thoughts to be appreciated for their beauty by oneself or others. The artist’s thoughts become the art through their personal hardships, struggles, and overall awareness of oneself. In her essay The Sanctuary of School, Lynda Barry, an art major and successful artist, demonstrates her founding love and freedom through art provided by her teacher in her classroom as a young child.
In the early childhood context, teachers are handling the ages 0-5, therefore we observe the beginning of a baby's use of senses and movements to explore the environment around them and then further on recognising the development of children's categorising of symbols. As a teacher, I have personally seen the growth of a child from the age 2 till 5 and the progression of starting to crawl and beginning to walk, classifying similar objects under one name to separately identifying items, this development can be seen as being influenced by the environment the child was in and those they were interacting
There are two theorists associated with cognitive development; Piaget and Vygotsky. Piaget believes that things children learn and do are organized as schemes, groups of similar actions and thoughts are repeated in response to the environment. Vygotsky believes that thoughts and language are separate functions for infants and toddlers. This is important for me to know because when teaching my first graders using Piaget’s belief that children curiosity to adapt to their environment, will help me in setting up my classroom so as to provide the friendliest environmental atmosphere. Another useful belief of Piaget that I intend to use, is by exploring and manipulating physical objects, children gain a relationship with their physical environment.
Over the past few months, the class has been discussing typical and atypical language development and the assessment and intervention of children with language delay or disorder. In line with this, the students were asked to observe children aged 0-12 years old with language problems for 2 hours. For this requirement, I went to a therapy center situated in Quezon City last November 16, from ten (10) A.M. to twelve (12) N.N. The center has multiple rooms that are used for speech therapy and occupational therapy. During my observation, two speech pathologists and two children with language disorder were sharing one speech therapy room.
Assignment Four – The Family Group by Charles Umlauf Charles Umlauf created The Family Group sculpture in 1960. The location of the sculpture is outside of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Its green color distinguishes the sculpture from the many other sculptures around the university and from the background of the business school. Much of the evidence in the paper will come from the structure and form of the sculpture. The sculpture depicts the wife leaning on the husband showing a traditional family structure.
Brief History Jean Piaget was a Twentieth century Swiss psychologist and was the first psychologist to systematically study the cognitive development of children. Thomas (2005) wrote that early in Piaget’s career he worked with children and his observations and interactions with the students led him to the theory that a young person's cognitive processes are inherently different from those of adults (pp. 188-9). According to Ahmad, et al. (2005) , Piaget showed that when compared to adults, young children think in differently and he then came to the conclusion that cognitive development was an ongoing process which occurred due to maturation and interaction with the environment (p. 72).
Piaget developed a stage theory of intellectual development that included four distinct stages: the sensorimotor stage, from birth to age 2; the preoperational stage, from age 2 to about age 7; the concrete operational stage, from age 7 to 11; and the formal operational stage, which begins in adolescence and spans into adulthood. He believed that there were four necessary ingredients for cognitive development which included: “maturation of the nervous system, experiences gained through interaction with physical world, social environment, and child’s active participation in adapting to environment & constructing knowledge from experience.” (Sullivan, 2014, Slide 3) The sensorimotor stage occurs between birth and age 2. Infants and toddlers acquire knowledge through sensory experiences and handling objects.
In this essay I will discuss the importance of following children’s interests, the stages of development and the importance of adult providing appropriate opportunities for the children to be creative. Also I discussed the benefit of music. Schemas form part of Piaget’s theory of cognitive development. Schemas are an organised way of making sense of experiences. While going through the different stages of development children will go through a stage of accommodation this is creating new schemas and adjusting old schemas as old schemas do not capture the environment correctly.