In this chapter, we introduce the arts in general before discussing two art forms: visual arts - such as drawing, painting, and sculpture - and drama, one of the performing arts. Drawing on our experience in both art forms across the ages 0-8, we explore the how, where and why of children's art and drama. We discuss some developmental aspects of each art form, and demonstrate how we can make a difference by observing, enjoying and sustaining the journeys children take as they extend their knowledge of the world through these art forms.
|Title of host publication||Child development and teaching young children|
|Editors||Ayshe Talay-Ongan, Emily A Ap|
|Place of Publication||Southbank, VIC|
|Publisher||Thomson Social Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
Stevenson, C., & Watt, M. (2005). Journeys with young children in visual arts and drama. In A. Talay-Ongan, & E. A. Ap (Eds.), Child development and teaching young children (pp. 149-167). Southbank, VIC: Thomson Social Science.