Children's drawing in the UK and China

Maureen Cox, Julian Perara, Xu Fan

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We report the results of a comparative study of drawings completed by 952 children aged between 6-13 years in the UK and Chinese ordinary schools. Although there was no significant difference in standard between the drawings of these two cultural groups the drawings of 240 children who attended a week-end art school in Beijing were given consistently higher ratings. In addition, there were noticeable differences in style, composition, colour and depth cues among all three samples.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-181
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Art and Design Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 1999
Externally publishedYes


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