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dc.contributor.advisorStone, Denise
dc.contributor.authorGrandstaff, Lindsey Jean
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to identify the existing early and contemporary theories of artistic development, compare them, and examine the applicability to current children's drawings. I also investigated subject matter to find out the frequency of visual culture in the drawings. I collected first and fifth grade drawings at a suburban, public elementary school analyzed them by use of two different checklists containing many characteristics described in Viktor Lowenfeld's theory of artistic development. The results indicated that the majority of these characteristics were found in the first and fifth grade drawings. I also discovered that a minority of the students included visual culture subjects in their drawings. When given a choice, more students drew images from everyday life such as playing with friends.
dc.format.extent82 pages
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsThis item is protected by copyright and unless otherwise specified the copyright of this thesis/dissertation is held by the author.
dc.subjectArt education
dc.subjectDevelopmental psychology
dc.subjectArtistic development
dc.subjectSubject matter
dc.subjectViktor lowenfeld
dc.subjectVisual culture
dc.titleChildren's Artistic Development and the Influence of Visual Culture
dc.contributor.cmtememberDerby, John
dc.contributor.cmtememberKowalchuk, Elizabeth
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineVisual Art
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