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ERIC Number: EJ1157222
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-8062
Drawing as Driver of Creativity: Nurturing an Intelligence of Seeing in Art Students
Riley, Howard
International Journal of Art & Design Education, v36 n3 p273-280 Oct 2017
The article reasserts the primacy of drawing as a driver of creativity within art schools. It reviews specific aspects of visual perception theory and visual communication theory relevant to a pedagogical strategy as a means of nurturing an "intelligence of seeing" in art students. The domain of drawing is theorised as a systemic-functional semiotic model informed by Michael Halliday's model for language, as adapted by Michael O'Toole in his 2011 "The Language of Displayed Art." The model is demonstrated as an aid to the production of drawings, rather than its more-recognised efficacy as a means of negotiating meaning from existing works. The article is illustrated with examples of drawings by the author.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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