This multimedia tutorial teaches about children’s development in art. It is designed especially for pre-service and practicing teachers, museum educators, art therapists, administrators, and parents, as well as all others interested in children’s artistic development. Benefits of this website include:

  • Seeing Quality International Examples of Children’s Creative Abilities Linked with Theory
  • Fostering Creativity at Different Ages
  • Planning, Implementing, and Managing Creative Instruction


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.

Development & You