I have just returned fron supervising 14 of our teacher education
students on a practicum on Rauratonga in the Cook Islands. While ther
I did some teaching too and collected some very interesting drawings.
There is little evidence of comic book or television influence in the
images produced. The class was a grade 4 (9 - 10 year olds) and the
level of images ranged from those of an Australian equivalent grade 6
down to a grade 2. The interesting thing was that only half of the
class could draw a profile view of a figure. Those who could not, drew
half the figure as viewed from the front or the whole figure then
rubbed out half their drawing. There is NO Macdonalds and No Disney
Craft skills with natural materials are high.