DSpace
 

KNUSTSpace >
Theses / Dissertations >
College of Arts and Social Sciences >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3984

Title: An investigation into the standard of drawing in selected Senior High Schools in Bekwai Municipality, Ashanti Region
Authors: Morkeh, Robert Alu
Issue Date: 15-Jun-2011
Abstract: Drawing is one of the topics that runs through the Visual Arts programmes outlined in the Senior High School syllabus. The approach of teaching drawing in our second cycle schools needs to be carefully looked at, as most teachers seem not to teach the students how to draw. Students cannot look at certain objects and draw them as they should be. This means that the “look and draw” approach as it is expected in observational drawing is gradually fading out in our schools. This creates a big challenge in the art profession. It is in this regard that the researcher deems it appropriate to investigate the standard of drawing in selected high schools to ascertain the core issues affecting drawing and suggest remedy to them. Some amount of literature relevant to the research was reviewed in relation to how other scholars expressed their views on the drawing problems. Relevant data on drawing were gathered by the use of descriptive and action methods of qualitative research mainly through observation, test, questionnaire, interviews by the researcher himself on students and teachers. Major findings were reviewed resulting from both positive and negative responses. These are: students’ inability to hold the tools appropriately in order to yield their full impact. Due to this, students found it difficult even to register their first marks or strokes. Also, students could not look at objects and draw them to perfection; again, shading was a major problem as students shaded without checking the effect of light on the object of their drawing. Finally Composition, perspective, and foreshortening posed a big challenge for students. With regards to the benefits that this innovation would bring to the development of manpower and the nation as a whole, the following recommendations are outlined for consideration: The issue about learning how to draw as an area under drawing must be given further attention. Curriculum planners or designers must concentrate on how to draw so as to ease the challenges in this area of study. Drawing teachers must adopt and use the findings of this study to improve the standard drawing in our schools. Also, Visual Arts students must welcome this study and practice unceasingly to improve their skills since drawing forms the basis of all visual arts activities.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the Degree of Master of Arts in Art Education, 2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3984
Appears in Collections:College of Arts and Social Sciences

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Final.pdf1.71 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Valid XHTML 1.0! DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback