The Progression of Drawing

In the nursery this week we have been busy developing our drawing skills. We are all at different stages and there are lots of opportunities to enhance our drawing throughout the nursery and outdoors.

Here are stages of drawing:

Scribbling – we make random marks on the page, my pencil often does not leave the the paper.

Mark Making – we make marks with greater control and shapes or patterns may appear.

Faces – We draw faces, sometimes with arm and legs coming from them.

Bodies – we add bodies to our drawings with arm and legs coming from it.

More Detail – Our drawings are becoming more representational.

Detailed Drawing – Our drawings are purposeful and express our ideas.