International Journal of Art & Design Education

Drawing in Preschools: A Didactic Experience

Volume 25.1   2006



To be understood, visually, often depends on how skilled one is in catching form and translating it into a two dimensional surface. This is a challenge we are confronted with early in life. Children’s learning strategies in drawing are not always understood or encouraged. This article presents a socio-cultural analysis from Norway of a pedagogical practice that attempts to shed light on the question, How does the preschool teacher support 3 to 5 year old children when they are drawing something they see, and how do children in this age group respond to this support?