Art of the Young Child (Mahoney Gallery)

Herold Mahoney Library Gallery

Children's art is often seen as precious, a mystery, highly creative, or sometimes as just a series of random marks. No matter what the importance of the art to adults, children's art is important to the children themselves. In a journey of development that begins with a newborn who has minimal control over basic body movements, children as young as 2 and 3 years old begin to represent people and familiar objects on the page. Scribbles, lines and shapes are all important steps on this journey. This exhibit will explore the stages of artistic development in young children, with an emphasis on the early years, through text and samples of children's artwork. The artwork of children enrolled in our campus children's center is featured.

This exhibit was produced as a partnership with SRJC Child Development Department, the campus Children’s Center, SRJC Libraries, and the California Early Childhood Mentor Program.

Generous funding provided by the SRJC Foundation Friends of Petaluma Campus Trust - Petaluma Campus Endowment

Exhibit Dates

March 31, 2014 - July 11, 2014

Gallery Opening

April 8, 6 PM - 7:30 PM


April 8, 5 PM - 6 PM
Alice Hampton, SRJC Child Development Instructor

Gallery Information

Mahoney Library Gallery
680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway

Monday-Thursday: 7:45AM-7PM
Friday: 9AM-1PM
Saturday: 10AM-2PM
Sunday: Closed

This exhibit is free to the public. A $4.00 parking permit is required in campus lots.

Gallery Mission and Past Exhibits

A Child's Drawing