2015 Art Exhibit

We are currently working to launch the 2016 Young Children’s Art Exhibit. Check back soon for more details.  

About young children’s art:

Tips for Parents Scribble Stage

  • Children make random scribbles and explore materials in a playful way.
  • Scribbles are uncontrolled and then progressively become controlled.
  • The child identifies and names a familiar object in the random scribble.
  • Children are learning to talk about marks, colors, and shapes. Pre-schematic Stage
  • Colors are used unrealistically. Children use their favorite colors.
  • Child draws tadpole figure people.
  • Objects are floating in space – not anchored.
  • X-ray drawings show both interiors and exteriors.

Pre-schematic Stage Schematic Stage

  • Children have a set schema about a way of drawing.
  • Use more realistic color.
  • Proportionate body and head sizes, and more detail.
  • Create stories to go along with drawings.
  • Provide safe art materials and a place to work.
  • Make specific comments and ask questions about the child’s art.
  • Display the child’s art at home.
  • Provide an opportunity for children to see fine art on display.
  • Keep a collection of your child’s art.
The Orange County Partnership for Young Children, Orange County’s Smart Start agency, works to ensure that every child arrives at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Our programs concentrate on early childhood education, children’s health and early intervention, and family support. Thank you to our sponsors: The ArtsCenter