Many studies on art education outline the positive effects of arts education on individuals' cognitive, social and emotional development, however, it can be seen that three-dimensional studies cannot be conducted adequately due to various reasons such as insufficient workshop facilities, short course durations, and difficulties in accessing materials in visual arts courses in state schools in Turkey. It is possible to say that arts education will be incomplete in many aspects when including three-dimensional art works are not included in the educational practices. From this point of view, this study aimed to interpret the opinions of pre-service visual arts teachers regarding their views on three-dimensional art works within the scope of the elective art workshop sculpture course. The ‘case study’ design, as a qualitative research method, was emplyed in the study. The study group consisted of 24 pre-service visual arts teachers studying Visual Arts and Crafts Education Bachelor of Arts program at 4th grade at a state university in Western Black Sea Region in Turkey. The research data were obtained through semi-structured interview forms and analyzed by content analysis method. The results of the study showed that pre-service visual arts teachers found the "plaster figure sculpting" and "aerated concrete portrait block" art works made within the scope of the elective art workshop sculpture course useful in perceiving three-dimensional forms and understanding human anatomy. Moreover, they stated that they may prefer such works in their professional lives because it is convenient in terms of material cost and accessibility.
|Subjects||Other Fields of Education|
|Publication Date||December 28, 2021|
|Published in Issue||Year 2021Volume: 5 Issue: 2|