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Re: ***WHERE TO COLOR? Inside or Outside of the lines????***


From: Betty Bowen (bbowen_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Sep 10 2002 - 06:46:22 PDT

Yes, you're right. The teacher needs a copy of Lowenfeld's stages of artistic
development -link above.

jtowle wrote:

> My 4 1/2-year old returned home from her 1st day at preschool upset. She
> said she 'got in trouble' because she wasn't coloring inside of the lines.
> I'm furious. Is there any justification in the education world for
> insisting that children stay within the lines? The only one I can think
> of is motor control... in which case 1) it shouldn't be called ART time,
> and 2) a child should NOT be reprimanded.
> HELP! Give me verbal ammo for this one, either direction. I really want
> to justify letting her color WHEREVER on the paper she wants I
> 'wrong'?
> JT
> ---