The book explains the secret of the development of children's drawings. Understanding the stages of motor and emotional development portrayed in children's drawings will generate a new interest in observing child's drawings and provide the reader with tools to understand children’s emotional world. Michal Bogin Feinberg is an art therapist, studied Psychotherapy and Parental Instruction at Tel Aviv University.
The book is very impressive, both the text and the drawings illustrate things in such a wonderfully pleasant and authentic way. While you have a great command of its language, for the rest of us, with whatever experience or education we may bring with us- the whole subject of "development" might seem vague and arbitrary. As a young mom, I may have kept my children's drawings and hung them to show off, but I have never once thought of the circle, the line, or of the mixing and the separation which are present in these drawing, in the way that you describe and explain in the book. From now on, I will look at my little grandson's drawings in a new way. Thank you much for enlightening me, Amia. Prof. Amia Liblich -research of psychology and society, a writer and the president of the Academic College of Society and the Arts The colorful and exciting book, written by Michal Bogin, "Please Do not Disturb I'm Drawing," holds a great amount of knowledge that is highly important for any parent, Art therapist, Psychologist, Teacher, and recommended to any person with anamount of curiosity for understanding children and drawings. The book is very readable, professional and creative. when I first opened the book I discovered a magical world of colors and shapes. Later on, when I started reading the book more profoundly, I realized how all the shapes and colors tell the story of the development of the child's inner world. As a lecturer at Lesley College, I have warmly recommended it to all of my Art Therapy students. I fell in love with the book and I highly recommend it Shevy Medzini, Art therapist psychotherapist -Senior lecturer at The Academic College of Society and the Arts "I was very impressed by the book "Please do not disturb, I am drawing". the book is very important, interesting and intriguing, and it gives a new perspective on the child's drawing experience. Jude Guphni -Shop Manager at Nachum Gutman's Museum of Art -Tel Aviv Michal Bogin's book is a wonder of clever and imaginative writing, it takes its readers on a fascinating journey of observing, listening and feeling, enthusiastically, the encounter between child and adult during the process of drawing and creation. The author describes wonderfully exactly what happens during the process of growth within the young toddler mind, starting with his very first lines, with his innocent doddles, and all the way through to the creation of a circle that has a tiny dot inside it, or across that has two lines that intersect and open up to infinity of possibilities. With lots of sensitivity and delicacy, she demonstrates the tight link between children's drawings to their growth and development- as children that are secure and open to the world. This is without any doubt a book that fills a void which existed in our bookshelves, a book that is impossible not to read over and over again, observe, and even draw in
Michal Bogin Feinberg is an experienced art therapist. For many years she has explored, and has accumulated lots of knowledge in the understanding of emotional and motoric development of children's drawings. She is a graduate of Fine Art studies at Beit Berl College and Art Therapy studies at Haifa University, Psychotherapy studies in a psychoanalyst approach - Halfaba, Parental Instruction in Tel Aviv University, and the International Focusing Institute in New York. She has taught Art Therapy at Lesley College and at Beit Berl College. Nowadays, she works as an art therapist in a private clinic, in addition to being a lecture and an authorized instructor of Art Therapy.