Download Citation on ResearchGate | Creative and mental growth / [by]Viktor Lowenfeld | Incluye bibliografía }. Creative and Mental Growth has 48 ratings and 1 review. Children are the essence of this book, but more than that, they are the essence of society. Creat. It is fascinating to realize that as children grow and experience the world in both physical and psychological settings, their physical, mental, and creative growth.

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Some children cannot think of “something” because they either lack sensitive relationships to meaningful experiences or their minds are blocked and go around in circles. Pages containing links to subscription-only content CS1 errors: Sometimes, creativve, a big motion on a big sheet of paper means almost the same as traveling or running on the paper to the child.

One sometimes hears that there are definite steps to the creative process and that preparation is a first important step However, it can lowenfepd seen that children create with whatever knowledge they happen to have at the time.

This interference starts perhaps when children scribble and eager parents expect to see something that fits their own adult conception. Mattil, at the time of Dr. Sarah rated it it was amazing Feb 07, Susan Striepe rated it it was amazing Jul 01, In this way Figure 4.

Since the imitative child can- not give expression to his own thoughts and emotions, his dependency leads directly to feelings of frustration. The different trends in art education today depend entirely on the dif- ferent emphases used by educators in identifying with the different forces determining creative processes. These interferences might come from anywhere.


This disunity between art and society, between education and environ- ment, represents one of the factors from which our present time suffers. This early exposure to the visual and performing arts mntal him to a career devoted to the practice of educating himself and the public in art.

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Virginia, for instance, cannot express herself as flexibly as Johnny. The Importance of Art for Creativity Art creativee long been looked upon as the stronghold of creativity within the public schools.

All too rarely vital and sincere examples of contemporary church and school architecture give evidence of a real strength of spirit. Lists with This Book. It has been proved that diversion may only add to his frustration. As self- evident as this may appear, much confusion has been created by “methods” that promote “learning” in one direction but degrade the lowenfele to parrot- like imitation in another.

Creative and Mental Growth

Jaclyn rated it really liked it May 01, This is a high degree of awareness of a material, a situation, or anything creativs or promising. Probably the best preparation for creating is creating itself. We have to differentiate clearly between subject matter and mode of expression. If a child said, for example, “I want to draw skating,” the teacher would know that most probably the child had difficulties in identifying with his experience.

When Johmiy began to draw his back-yard picture, he had to decide where to put the tree, the swings, the fence, Mary, Dad, Rowdy, and Bob.

Creative and mental growth – Viktor Lowenfeld, W. Lambert Brittain – Google Books

This ability can be seen in the numerous scribbles of a preschooler or in the dozen sugges- tions a high school boy may have about designing a mosaic table top. It may happen that a most “primitive” and from an adult viewpoint, ugly work may be more significant to the child than a well-executed to the adult’s eye, pleasing work. Born in LinzAustria inViktor Lowenfeld had always been drawn to the arts. He always regarded good teaching as a dialogue, therefore his motivation and evaluations had a strong Expressionist bias.


McDonald rated it really liked it Feb 21, How would you feel if you were purple?

For example, “sitting in a swing” will immediately bring to consciousness, in the sensitive child, all kinesthetic feelings of swinging back and forth, even the tickling sensation in his stomach; he will feel the texture of the rope in his hands, and he lowemfeld experience the correspond- ing up and down of his motions with that of the horizon. One important factor should be kept in mind in discussing the meaning of creative products.

With the improved creativeness of the individual, his greater sensitivity toward experiences, and his increased ability to inte- grate them, the quality of his aesthetic product will also grow.

As long as the child has the freedom to use his otvn mode of expression, his creativeness remains free.

Although there is some question whether it is meental important discipline, some teachers may still tell you that coloring books teach the child to stay within the lines. Lily rated it really liked it Dec 04, In such a superficial situation neither is history explained nor does a creative experience become meaningful.

Such form concepts consist of parts, all of which are meaningful to the child.