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Art History: Annotated bibliography research: Children's Art

Resources, guidance, & support 24/7 from college librarians for students in Arpin's Art History classes.

About this guide

Use the resources on this guide to learn about art produced by children.

If you have questions about research or citation, contact librarians any time via 24/7 Help.


Many articles in journals and magazines focus on topics like:

  • the benefits of art education
  • art programs for children
  • exhibits of children's art
  • ways that art effects child development
  • art therapy used to help children who've experienced trauma, depression, or other conditions

Here are some searches to try in library databases:

  • "child art"
  • "child artists"
  • "children's art"
  • "youth art"
  • art AND child development
  • art AND children AND trauma
  • "art therapy" AND adolescents AND depression
  • "art therapy" AND children AND "at risk"

Example article searches

Rhoda Kellogg: A pioneering researcher in children's art