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<We all know of a few children who happen to become very good at
<observational drawing. Might this be because they happened to practice and
<learn it at the right time (younger than we now suspect) during their brains
<development? If we could prove this, how would it change the way we teach art?
My youngest students are 4 yrs. old and I do have my 4, 5 and 6 yrs old do
quite a bit of observational drawings; self portraits using a mirror,
different stuffed animals and still life´s of many kinds. Also they draw
each other in different positions, like picking up something from the floor
or lifting their arms to reach for somethings. I do believe this makes a
difference. Children can learn how to see at a much younger age than we
expect them to. But I have not researched it. I would like to though. Does
anyone know of any such research?
Best regards from the far north, Rosa