IMPROVISATION AND RELEVANCE OF PANTING EASELS IN ART EDUCATION
The focus of this study basically revolves round the significance of eased in the painting studio.
The project delved into the materials used in painting, and the construction of easel. It actually deals with improvisation of easel and its usefulness, the history of painting and painting techniques.
Finally it contains technical report on how the easel was constructed and its function.
Suggestion and recommendation on how to maintain the easel were provided in the write up.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page i
Approval Page ii
Table of Contents viii
Background of the Study
Significance of the study
Limitation of the Study
Objective of the Study
Material and Equipment
Background of the Study
Painting is an aspect of arts and it is as old as mankind, because it emanates from the innermost being of man and as such as life and the capability to stand the test of time.
Painting is such a sensitive aspect of art that requires, some comfortability when it is being carried out. To this effect, the use of an easel is almost as important to an artist as his colours and some other vital materials.
The painters of the Renaissance period are dead and yet their s gained popularity and existence. Artists like Leonardo Davinci, Michaelangelo (415-1564) Rembrandt (1606-1869) are some of the artists whose works still live well after them.
The art of the western world, the Greek, Italy, Spain, France have contributed greatly to the general world view about painting.
Painting is an aspect of art that requires a wide range of instruments, tools and materials because of its importance in art. Emphasis would be laid on the construction of easels, its uses and maintenance. The study is limited to the construction of easel because of the importance of painting in general art education painting is one of the major course in any art education syllabus, for instance the present 6-3-3-4 education system in Nigeria gives prominence to painting in its creative are art curriculum. Also in drawing the creative art curriculum, consideration should be given to the personal interests and objectives of each of the pupils. Therefore students of arts are allowed to have a free choice of topics and ideas in carrying out their assignment. In the objectives of the national policy in education the need is stressed to reflect in the school curriculum the interest of pupils while drawing the school curriculum.There is room to make use of personal initiatives and this has called for the individual methods of learning to allow pupils to have and use variety of ideas.
Objectives of the study
The objectives of this study are to:
- identify the materials needed for the construction of easels.
- use the materials to construct a workable easel.
iii. demonstrate the functionality of the produced and easel
- itemize the maintenance procedures for an easel
In recent years, scholars discovered the non-availability of necessary art materials and equipment such as easel; consequently, there is need to make easel and other art materials available and accessible to the students who have taken up art as a career.
Therefore improvisation in art education cannot be over-emphasized due to this insertions from locally available materials should be made as modernization has come across to every aspect of life.
Schinid (1975) says the mainstay of outdoor painting is a good. Easel that can be set up quickly without such a stable support, the work is nearly impossible.
According to Diamond Stam (1974) the creative process begins with the individual discovery because improvement in technology is at its fastest rate everyday. It is therefore pertinent to create materials that will be useful to human activities. This is why every aspect of arts needs technological advancement that could be done thorough improvisation and self discovery.
Emile Albert Gruppe (1978) an American painter, further says the Gloncester of Anderson easel is perfect for the outdoor painting. It collapses into a small package and you can carry it on a strap over your shoulder when opened, its legs have a wide spread, so it stands steady in the wind. He goes further that the weight of the painting canvas make it steady and give weight for resist in the wind blowing.
How to get complete project materials
Step 1: make payment of N2,000 to the below bank details
NAME: TITUS AYANI SOLA
BANK: FIRST BANK PLC
ACCT NO: 3111741042
ACCOUNT TYPE: SAVINGS