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Pages: 4188-4193
Publication year: 2009
ISBN: 978-84-612-9801-3
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 1st International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2009
Location: Barcelona ,Spain

CREATIVITY IN PLASTIC ARTS AND THE PROCESS OF ART EDUCATION

L. Varlik Senturk

Anadolu University (TURKEY)
The importance of art and the need for education to foster cultural development of social life have been known throughout the whole civilization stages of humanity.
Art, as a part of educational process, does not require talent or creativity; any intelligent individual can receive art education. However, intelligence alone does not suffice to be an artist and to produce works of art. Talent and creativity are sine qua non of artistic production. Intelligence, creativity and talent are the values that individuals acquire genetically, and the individual is born furnished with artistic ability. Environmental conditions or education does not create an artist. However, these factors pave the way for developing artistic personality and help individuals produce works of art using their own language of expression. Thus, the institutions of art education play a guiding role in shaping the distinctive differences and features of prospective artist appropriately.
In the foundations of art education lie the efforts to bring to an aesthetic level the creativity level and the ability of prospective artists to transfer their feelings, thoughts and impressions. The goals of the process of education are to foster students’ level of perception, creative thinking system and imagination, to furnish them with the ability to analyze and synthesize in the face of a situation or an entity, and to enhance their problem-solving and interpretation capacity.
Creativity is nourished by requirements and sensibility and put into practice through visual perception, understanding, association and curiosity. The best method to develop creativity in art education is to help individuals develop their personality. An individual approach is used to bring about distinguishing personality characteristics of prospective artists and to help them unravel themselves. Individual differences are taken into consideration and self-confidence is promoted in consideration of interest and capacity of each student. Individual education is required to ensure appropriate functioning of all these components. At this point, learning methods and techniques used in cognitive education and formal education particularly do not apply to plastic arts education. The most effective method that supports individual approach in art education is to encourage students to exert personal efforts toward research, to ensure that students are open to new experiments and discoveries and to lay the foundations for students to become aware of self-capacity and develop themselves.
An artist can use his/her creative thinking system at utmost level. An artist should be an individual who filters his/her past knowledge and experience to combine them with present social and cultural structure and values and who is always one step beyond his/her age. The roles of trainers in raising prospective artists are to enhance individuals’ capacity to question and ensure the dynamism of their thought system and to prepare them for the environment of art as self-confident, farseeing and sensible individuals furnished with developed creativity and talent.
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L. Varlik Senturk (2009) CREATIVITY IN PLASTIC ARTS AND THE PROCESS OF ART EDUCATION, EDULEARN09 Proceedings, pp. 4188-4193.
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