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ERIC Number: ED245953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Art Appreciation Component of Visual Literacy: Examples of Guided Approaches to Viewing Art.
Demery, Marie
Likert-type rating scales were designed and used to help college students perceive, understand, and value the beauty and content of a piece of art. The subjects for the project were 100 college students enrolled in two art appreciation courses at Texas College. Their classification ranged from freshman to senior, with majors mainly in business, the social sciences, and education. Seven varied formats of the rating scale were designed to give students an opportunity to practice viewing "research art," an experimental combination of instructional design, technology, and traditional and modern art techniques and materials. Students were asked to rate shades of color, line, dot, and movement; a good dark-to-light range of color; characteristics of pinch-pot sculpture; and abstract and realistic art groups. They had to determine if a piece of art was a drawing or a painting, choose the most original pieces of art, and indicate their favorite pieces. The scales improved students' art appreciation skills. When students did return to a museum environment, they became absorbed in the process of viewing, comprehending, and appreciating art without the aid of any Likert-type rating scale. The eight scales are included in the paper. (RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A