Defense Date

2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Art Education

Department

Art Education

First Advisor

Wilson McKay

Second Advisor

Patton

Third Advisor

McFadden

Abstract

All too often, the “I can’t draw” sentiment is believed by both the frustrated adolescent and adult alike. This is especially evident within the school environment. This paper aims to discuss how visual art --specifically drawing-- is structured, formed and expressed as a type of language, similar to a verbal, written, or physical one. This may give hope to even the most reluctant drawer that they can learn how to draw, opening another means of communication. An individual attains fluency when they are adept at drawing through the use of expression, technical, and observational skills, through practice and motivation, and through instruction. Also in this paper, I will discuss my findings from classroom action research demonstrating how adolescents and adults became more fluent.

Rights

© Rebecca B. Whitson

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

5-10-2019

Included in

Art Education Commons

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