The second of the Stages of Artistic Development named and described by Victor Lowenfeld, it typically occurs in children during the ages of 4 to 6. This stage is typically preceded by the scribble stage and followed by the schematic stage (6-9). Others refer to the preschematic and schematic stages as the period of symbolism.Related links: Jim Brutger, professor of art education at the U of Minnesota Duluth offers a page about Lowenfeld's Stages of Artistic Development. Young Artists, U of Florida art education professor Craig Roland's pages offer a more contemporary interpretation of childrens' stages of art development, and has a section about the preschematic stage. Also see children's art.