ERIC Number: ED338550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Visual Thinking Patterns. [Teaching Guide.]
Theories and techniques for fostering creativity are described because all students, regardless of intelligence or talent, have artistic ability that should be developed. Four basic visual viewpoints have been identified: the expressive colorist, the hands-on formist, the neat observant designer, and the pattern-oriented draftsperson. These visual thinking patterns influence how a child will learn best and what teaching approaches will succeed most. With the aid of 80 illustrations, the different perspectives can be identified. The materials and methods that work best with each thinking pattern are outlined. Most positive results occur when students are allowed to pursue projects in their own innate style. Most professional artists carry two viewpoints but one is always predominant and can be identified using these techniques. (KM)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Art Education, Art Expression, Creative Development, Creativity, Design Preferences, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Needs, Self Expression
Kolbe Concepts Inc., 3421 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Visual Thinking
Note: Two-thirds of the document is composed of drawings and paintings which may not reproduce well.