Each of these stages refers to a combination of visual characteristics found in the art work of children. “Developmental-Stage” theory assumes that the stages occur in a sequential order. Little attempt has been made to relate these stages of growth in art directly to chronological age because so many factors contribute to the child’s development in art. Many individuals never continue beyond the schematic or transitional mode of representation in the graphic arts. Just as children don’t grow physically and at the same time as their peers, the same can be said for their creative and mental growth. It happens at different rates, which is normal.
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