Artistic development refers to children’s creative growth and acquisition of art skills. Children’s normative behaviors serve as a guide to identify common characteristics at their given ages. It includes children’s ability to manipulate and communicate through various art media and processes, as well as their aptitudes in artistic reasoning and decision-making skills.

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Ho Megan (4 years), Leaps and Bounds, Hong Kong, China. ICEFA Lidice 41st Exhibition. Honourable mention.


Early Childhood

PreK – 2nd Grade

Middle Childhood

3rd – 5th Grades

Early Adolescence

6th – 8th Grades


9th – 12th Grades

Big Ideas in Children's Artistic Development

 Debrah C. Sickler-Voigt, Ph.D.

Artistic Development