16 October 2010

Children can develop the creativity through drawing.

Drawing approaches can effectively help the child develop creativity ,if involved in the task that explore and use activities that promote creativity .
According to Lowenfield (1987:143) "creativity means flexibility of thinking or fluency of ideas or to see things in new relationships or to think in ways that are different from other people."
Gibson (1980:236)supports that,creativity is the ability to solve problems in innovative ways.Creative thinking plays vital role in aquiring skills whether in fine arts or any field of human activities.Therefore to improve creativity through drawing children should be guided to draw images from their past experiences ,folk stories ,make use of their memory ,heavenly things are usually stimulative and exaggerative.
Elizabeth (1990)says,"Drawing is the marks on a surface to create images."Ronald (1993) postulates that , drawing can be represented as picture lines.
This means that drawing can be made from an imagination.
When teaching drawing ,pupils should be involved in most of the proceedings .Rousseau in Barker (1988:25)asserts ,"Let the child learn nothing because you have told him,but because he has learnt it."It is important for teachers to take a guiding role and let the children learn through doing. Pupils will show their creativeness through drawing ,hence their interests aroused.
Drawing is the basis of visual art and is a direct way of explaining ideas ,recording information ,discovering and expressing something about the world.(Riddell 1982:20)Betti(1980:10)simplifies drawing as ,"Visual thinking."Both Riddle and Betti concur that drawing has something to do with the mind of the eye.Thpughts are being put into visions .People are attracted to drawings because it offers us an exciting channel for our imagination.
This is because drawings can evoke memories ,enlight feelings and it can shed light on life impulses for example love,death ,dreams and emotions(Betti 1980) .
Berejena et al (1987:59)also agree that drawing "... is an activity which should allow immediate expression of children's ideas."The idea also supported by Betti (1980:13) "Drawing helps people interprete their experiences visually ,emotionally and aesthetically."In expressing all these there is communication coming out of drawings.
Croney (1983)views drawing as an art of hollowing paper as putting lines around an idea.
This implies that therefore before one starts to draw ,one should have an imagination in mind .The idea in starting a drawing is to bind the subject being drawn with a contour line .This should be done unthinkingly and possibly connected with the difficulty of converting from writing to drawing skills.
Croney further mentions drawing as concerned with solid forms that have height ,length and breath.
Therefore the lines in drawing are put around to form visiable solids.In other words drawing is about having solidity formed from contour lines.
When teaching drawing the outside edge is as the result of the inside form,that's the contour lines must be an expression of the type of solidity that lies inside it.Before we draw we must draft the method of analysing and understanding the type of solidity that lies inside the contour lines we use.
Ronald (1993)explains that drawing is the art of representing objects or forms by lines drawn ,shaded and other means,that's picture of lines .Ronald has four types of drawings:
•Trying to represent something in front of the artist.
•Trying to depict something from memory.
•Coping something in another medium.
•Creating something entirely from imagination.
Children should be motivated enough so that they can be able to show their creativity through imaginative drawing.

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