The 3 Stages of Drawing

The 3 Stages of Drawing

Enjoy this fascinating overview of the 3 stages of Drawing, showing how children’s drawing evolves over time.

Scribbling Stage (Ages 2-4): This is the first stage of drawing development, where children start to experiment by making marks on paper.


Symbolic Stage (Ages 4-7): During this stage, more structure develops in the children’s drawings. Using shapes and lines, children begin to represent objects and people.


Recognisable Stage (Ages 7 and up): In this final stage, children’s drawings become more realistic and detailed.