METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH TO CONTEMPORARY ART IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL JUNIOR GRADE VISUAL ARTS TEACHING
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Keywords

contemporary art
visual arts
, visual arts techniques
visual arts expression in children
visual arts methodology

Abstract

This paper examines how elementary school junior grade students react to contemporary works of art, that is, whether contemporary art can be an incentive for visual arts expression in children and the extent to which students can create their own works of art encouraged by contemporary art. The research has been conducted in ‘Sveti Sava’ Elementary School in Novi Grad (Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina), featuring the sample of 21 second grade respondents. The students applied the following techniques: collage, assemblage, and tempera, inspired by the works of Wassily Kandinsky and Mladen Karan. The results of the research reveal that junior grade students positively react to contemporary works of art and that contemporary art can be inspiring for their visual arts expression forms. Furthermore, the research confirms that the contents of contemporary art can be realised within units and modules designed by the existing curriculum for elementary and secondary schools in the Republic of Srpska.

https://doi.org/10.7251/NSK2202085G
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