North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Cognitive Development (CD)

Subdomain: Creative Expression

Goal: Children demonstrate appreciation for different forms of artistic expressions.

Skill Progression: Art

Age: 54-60 Months

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Examines art and sees similarities and differences across artists

Situations for Observation of Skill

As part of an art activity look at many different works by the same artists.

Elicitation Strategy

Have children identify the key characteristics of each artist’s work. Give children a theme (e.g. children playing) and ask them to draw a piece of art like Picasso, Miro, Michelangelo, etc.

Behavior Observed

Children capture the essence of specific artists and can talk about the similarities and differences. They attempt to imitate an artistic style.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage children to try different genres, themes and styles of art. Experimentation with basic approaches leads to creative expansions.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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