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International Journal of Art & Design Education

Children's Drawing in the UK and China

Volume 18.2   1999

COX, MAUREEN V; PERARA, JULIAN & FAN XU

 

We report the results of a comparative study of drawings completed by 952 children aged between 6-13 years in the UK and Chinese ordinary schools. Although there was no significant difference in standard between the drawings of these two cultural groups the drawings of 240 children who attended a weekend art school in Beijing were given consistently higher ratings. In addition, there were noticeable differences in style, composition, colour and depth cues among all three samples.