Visual Aesthetics Understanding of Elementary Students in Creating the Artworks

(1) * Probosiwi Probosiwi Mail (Ahmad Dahlan University, Indonesia)
(2) Yuni Hastuti Mail (SD Negeri Bhayangkara Yogyakarta Indonesia, Indonesia)
*corresponding author


This research has motivated by the author's desire to know deeply about elementary students' understanding of visual aesthetics through the objectification process. The purpose of this research is to explore the ability of elementary school students to interpret the beauty and visual arts through practical activities in making three-dimensional artworks. The author using qualitative research methods with data collection techniques are observation, interviews, and document reviews. The subjects are students in Grade 6 at SD Negeri Bhayangkara Yogyakarta. The data analysis technique used is narration. The results are obtaining students taking the stages in making artworks with a visual aesthetic approach and the objectification process towards natural objects. Visual aesthetic understanding for elementary students comes from how we can invite them doing practicing at outclass and let them look for reference from many sources. Creativity reveals from combining person, product, process, and environment. The involvement of the lecturer and tutor teacher in the learning process is beneficial for students in representing ideas and ideas. Besides, the process of mentoring during practice can control the attitudes of those who tend to play around still.


Visual Aesthetics, Creativity, Visual Art Education



Article metrics

10.31763/viperarts.v1i2.64 Abstract views : 1084 | PDF views : 308




Full Text



R. I. Kementrian Kesehatan, “Kata Kerja Operasional (KKO) Edisi Revisi Teori Bloom,” BPPSDMK, 2018. [Online]. Available: › pusdiksdmk › wp-content › uploads › 2018/03.

D. Sparks, J. Zhang, S. Bahr, and J. Ralph, “Public Elementary and Secondary School Arts Education Instructors,” Natl. Cent. Educ. Stat. NCES, vol. 85, pp. 1–28, 2015.

M. Cahnmann-Taylor and R. Siegesmund, Arts-Based Research in Education: Foundations for Practice, Second Edi. New York: Routledge, 2018.

M. S. Lindauer, “Interdisciplinarity, the Psychology of Art, and Creativity: An Introduction,” Creat. Res. J., vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 1–10, Jan. 1998.

R. Vishkaie, “The Role of Wearable Technology in Children’s Creativity,” in Proceedings - 2018 International Conference on Cyberworlds, CW 2018, 2018, pp. 443–446.

M. Pelowski, H. Leder, and P. P. L. Tinio, “Creativity in the visual arts,” in The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity across Domains, 2017, pp. 80–109.

S. R. Daly, E. A. Mosyjowski, S. L. Oprea, A. Huang-Saad, and C. M. Seifert, “College students’ views of creative process instruction across disciplines,” Think. Ski. Creat., vol. 22, pp. 1–13, 2016.

F. Saliceti, “Educate for Creativity: New Educational Strategies,” Procedia - Soc. Behav. Sci., vol. 197, pp. 1174–1178, 2015.

A. G. Richards et al., “Visual Arts Education improves self-esteem for persons with dementia and reduces caregiver burden: A randomized controlled trial,” Dementia, 2018.

J. Smith, “Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy: How These Dimensions are Enriching Visual Arts Education for Ethnically Diverse Students in New Zealand Secondary Schools,” J. Educ. Cult. Stud., vol. 3, no. 3, p. p311, 2019.

T. M. Johan, A. Ambiyar, and J. Jamal, “Development of Competence-Based Art Learning Model in Primary School Students,” 2019.

M. Samadzadeh, M. Abbasi, and B. Shahbazzadegan, “The Effect of Visual Arts on Education of Coping Strategies in Annoyed Children,” Procedia - Soc. Behav. Sci., vol. 83, pp. 771–775, 2013.

B. Garjāne and A. Kairiša, “Promoting the Understanding of Art in Art School Students,” Educ. Reform Compr. Sch. Educ. Content Res. Implement. Probl., p. 5, 2015.

K. Ulger, “The effect of problem-based learning on the creative thinking and critical thinking disposition of students in visual arts education,” Interdiscip. J. Probl. Learn., vol. 12, no. 1, 2018.

M. Moorman, “The Meaning of Visual Thinking Strategies for Nursing Students,” Humanities, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 748–759, 2015.

N. Kim, “A History of Design Theory in Art Eeducation,” J. Aesthetic Educ., vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 12–28, 2006.

R. M. Simon, “Sculpting the Family,” Fam. Process, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 49–57, 1972.

K. Oyibo, B. Olabenjo, I. Adaji, R. Orji, and J. Vassileva, “The interplay between classical aesthetics, expressive aesthetics and persuasiveness in behavior modeling,” in Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference, HCI 2018, 2018.

G. Corradi, E. G. Chuquichambi, J. R. Barrada, A. Clemente, and M. Nadal, “A new conception of visual aesthetic sensitivity,” Br. J. Psychol., 2019.

Y. Gao and L. Xie, “Aesthetics - Emotion Mapping Analysis of Music and Painting,” in 2018 1st Asian Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII Asia 2018, 2018.

G. Kuipers, T. Franssen, and S. Holla, “Clouded judgments? Aesthetics, morality and everyday life in early 21st century culture,” Eur. J. Cult. Stud., vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 383–398, 2019.

S. J. Taylor, R. Bogdan, and M. DeVault, Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods: A Guidebook and Resource. John Wiley & Sons, 2015.

R. G. Burgess, “The Unstructured Interview as a Conversation,” in Field research, Routledge, 2003, pp. 177–182.

B. Rogoff, “Observing Sociocultural Activity on Three Planes: Participatory Appropriation, Guided Participation, and Apprenticeship,” Pedagog. Pract. Cult. identities, pp. 58–74, 2008.

J. P. T. Higgins and J. J. Deeks, “Selecting Studies and Collecting Data,” Cochrane Handb. Syst. Rev. Interv. Cochrane B. Ser., pp. 151–185, 2008.

N. King, C. Horrocks, and J. Brooks, Interviews in Qualitative Research. SAGE Publications Limited, 2018.

P. J. Bretschneider, S. Cirilli, T. Jones, S. Lynch, and N. A. Wilson, Document Review as a Qualitative Research Data Collection Method for Teacher Research. SAGE Publications Ltd, 2017.

M. Cortazzi, Narrative Analysis. Routledge, 2014.


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2019 Probosiwi Probosiwi, Yuni Hastuti

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

International Journal of Visual and Performing Arts
ISSN 2684-9259
Published by Association for Scientific Computing Electronics and Engineering (ASCEE)
Organized by:

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0

Viperarts Stats