This is a developmental stage in early art...all art teachers need to
study the research in this area. Every human being goes through these
stages (yes, Michelangelo, Picasso, you and I) but they go through at
different rates. Google Craig Roland's website about the developmental
stages. This is incredibly important information for you about where
your student is developmentally and how you should be teaching for this
Teaching for Artistic Behavior
I have a kinder who made a drawing of 4 people -- his family members.
figures each have one vertical line for each leg, a bird-track kind of
leg and two large circles for eyes. There is no head on anyone. Each
connected to each eye.
I have never seen a child make headless figures before. Any comments?