Creativity Expressed through Drawings in Early Childhood Education

Aikaterini Michalopoulou


In our research we formulated the hypothesis that children create different meanings at their
drawings through pictures of art and that these meanings are more original when the stimulus
is a picture of art that belongs to the abstract art. The research was conducted with 28
children aged 4.5 to 6.5 attending two early childhood classes in Volos, Greece. Our study
involved asking children to study paintings and create opportunities for them to express their
ideas through drawings. In their drawings, children in a way try to imitate the way that the
picture of art is designed, but at the same time they are creative by thinking of new ideas and
ways of doing things. The tools used were three pictures of art. The purpose of the study was
to use these particular works of art as an opportunity for each young child to express his
creativity within the school setting.

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