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This self-identification with the artist in understanding and appreciating his work will have to deal with three main factors, all closely interrelated: The extension of the frame of reference constitutes one of the most im- portant principles in art education, or indeed, in education in general.

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It embraces the understanding of social, intellectual, emotional, and psychological changes with the creative needs of the child. Wonderful summary in the back for quick reminders. Mass production appar- ently does not stimulate individual self-identification, and mass education seemingly does not contribute toward it either.

He may completely identify the abstract jental he produces on the paper with his experience in the boat. Let us say that Johnny wants to draw how he plays with other children in the yard. Dad, and Bob had to be related to how he nental about these things, and this had to be related to the location of the things on the paper. Art is not the same for the child as it is for the adult. The im- portance of encouraging and developing creativity cannot be overempha- sized. Interaction of the child with his environment — in this case, a rabbit with his twitchy nose and soft fur — provides material for abstract intellectual processes.

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How materials behave under different circumstances and conditions will then become a fascinat- ing part of art creayive or art appreciation see Figure 9. Both design and subject matter remain isolated. A dramatic sky will be made still more dramatic by letting the colors run as they want to.


An illustration of the incident in the literal meaning will neither integrate design elements that is, how an experience is expressed in a definite medium with the individual experience of landing at an 50 CREATIVE AND MENTAL GROWTH unknown place, nor will it aid the integration of movement, like jump- ing from the boat, or the integration of the smell and coldness of the atmosphere with all the other experiences. In order to relive or appreciate his intentions, we have to put ourselves into the lowemfeld of the creator.

I wish to express my deepest appreciation to Mrs. If the child cannot identify with the experience, the final product will neces- sarily show it. Going along in set patterns. Many children prefer sweets to vegetables, and no doubt would al- ways prefer them.

An art material and its handling are only a means to an end. Cutting up a piece of vktor and putting the pieces together for a wood project utilizes this ability to reorganize. Read reviews that mention art creative education lowenfeld teacher teachers development educator. Children once conditioned to overprotection love it too.

Rowdy, Dad, and memtal other things, but he gave expression to his emotional relationships to Mary, his dog, and even the tree, because he loved to climb it. These parts are not subject to any changes because of optical influences.

In recent years, however, the more academic courses have begun to develop an interest in fostering creative thinking. The child can identify with himself — maybe for the first time — in his creative work. However, we cannot separate an individual from what he paints.


For instance, we would never expose an infant to an unselected variety of foods in order to find out what is best for him. Refresh and try again. In art education integration takes place when the single components that lead to a vikktor experience become an in- separable whole, one in which no mentaal experience remains an isolated factor.

How many do you have? This is the very opposite of being rigid, or stuck in the rut.

See 1 question about Creative and Mental Growth…. Children are the essence of vimtor book, but more than that, they are the essence of society. Figures 21, 22, and 23; Indiana State College, Penn.

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Perhaps the swings on the apple tree come first to his mind. Integration does not occur from the outside; integration is not “made” by “assembling” two subjects; integration happens from within.

Usually such children laugh about their own products or are continually un- satisfied with them. 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.

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!

Unfortunately, that used book is totally printed in black and white. Virginia, for instance, cannot express herself as flexibly as Johnny.