Objectives of teaching and learning ARTS


Fine arts are organised expressions of ideas, feelings and experiences expressed in the form of images. They provide sensory, emotional, intellectual and creative enrichment and contribute to a child’s holistic development. Study in arts is integral to our society. The arts develop the neural systems and produce broad spectrums of benefits ranging from fine motor skills to creativity and improved emotional balance.These systems often take months and even years to fine tune.

Objectives of teaching and learning Arts are:-

It is to facilitate the individual to grow and develop into a creative and productive citizen.The aim is to make an individual free to make his/her own choices in life and grow holistically.

Following are the impacts of Art on students which should be noted by every parent, teacher and administrator:-

  • It often reignites the love of learning in students, who are tired of just being fed facts.
  • Each student can find his/her own level from basic to higher level.
  • Students learn to become sustained,self- directed learners.
  • Students connect with each other better. This often results in fewer fights,greater peer support and greater understanding of diversity.
  • Appreciation of India’s heritage and cultural diversity, and that of the world.
  • Develop humane values of peaceful co-existence with nature and other human beings.
  • Development of individuality , sense of self and self Identity including personal identity and social identity.
  • Develop a non-verbal means of communicating ideas and seeing relationships to reinforce verbal learning.

Children at the stage between the ages of 6 to 11years move into the world of fantasy, increased curiosity, take initiatives on their own and start developing skills.

Here are some guidelines for the students which would help them in improving their fine arts.

  • Create an inspirational work environment:-

Wash your paint brushes, organise loose sheets and other materials.Use good lighting for better visual performance.

  • Have a concept in mind before you begin:-

You must have a concept etched in your mind before you begin.

  • Learn to see the negative shapes or spaces:-

As artists, it’s important to see the spaces between and around the objects.These spaces are important and hold relative location and proportions that do not exist in the objects themselves.

 

  • Understand the colour wheel:-

Understanding the colours will dramatically improve and add interest to your art.

  • Learn to see the value:-

Value is known as tone, and suggests how light or dark that colour is. We must know where to use light shade and where to use the dark shade while painting.

Therefore we must channelize the high energy levels of children by exposing them to different art forms such as drawing & painting, rangoli, sand art, clay modeling, printing, paper crafts etc. Encourage participation in community celebrations, festivals and visits to the place of work of artists and artisans to give them better exposure of our cultural diversity.

 

Mr. Pinku Seth,

[ART Teacher]

Hill Top School, Jamshedpur.