How Art Is Essential In The Personal Life And Socioeconomic Development
Art plays an enthusiastic role in the personal life of the individual and in the social and economic development of the country. Studying Fine Arts stimulates personal development and awareness of our cultural heritage and the role of art in society. The student acquires personal knowledge, skills and expertise through fine arts activities. If one studies fine arts, one will appreciate or understand that art is an essential part of everyday life.
The role of art in the personal development and socio-economic development of the country is explained below. 1. Encourages creativity:
Fine art teaching helps the student develop the ability to think creatively, feel and act with visual materials. The student also develops the ability to bring something new. This required quality is achieved when the student completes practical lessons, such as designing and creating an artifact to solve a problem or satisfy a need.
2. Provides general individual education:
Fine arts education offers students a holistic education. Such training occurs when a student has an artifact to meet a particular social need. It deals with the organization and research of artistic materials, tools and techniques. In addition, he collected variants of ideas, selected important ideas, simplified them, and analyzed, combined, and separated ideas. These problem-solving activities help train the student's main (mental skills). Also, if the artist uses the tools and materials he is researching and the techniques he has used to create the artifact, he will develop the manual as a practical skill. It is used for manual education. Fine arts education helps students appreciate works of art. When we see these artistic creatures, it evokes certain emotions in us. The award for work encourages us to talk about it wisely and consciously. Practicing the heart. So we can say that the study of fine arts provides a creative education of the head, hand and heart.
3. Helps to learn about our cultural heritage:
Teaching the fine arts helps students build the appreciation of our cultural heritage given to us by our ancestors. This award is obtained by studying various art history and studying art and criticism. These studies help artists understand the meanings and usefulness of our art, which includes our set of beliefs and ideologies. Thus, works of art are used to preserve the ideas, knowledge and beliefs of society that are passed down from generation to generation. In this way we can learn about our cultural heritage.
4. Provides knowledge of aesthetics:
Studying Fine Arts helps students develop and improve their ideas about beauty (aesthetics). Because the student is attracted by the great recognition and critique of various works of art, he develops 'good taste'. He can distinguish between works of art that are aesthetically pleasing and those that are not. It helps the student to make decisions and make the right judgment.
5. Projects for personal and national identity:
Fine art teaching helps students build self-esteem and personal ego. When an artist creates works of art within or outside a society or country, it reflects his identity or brings him to his own citizens and foreigners. This usually happens when an artist presents his artwork at art exhibitions, fairs and bazaars. If an exhibition is held abroad and the artist participates in it, it will be very helpful in designing his country.
Also, because the themes or themes of Ghana's works abundantly tell about our culture, it helps to communicate our culture to other people in the world.
6. Helps develop subjective thinking for a friendly human relationship:
The skills needed to build a healthy family and interpersonal relationships can be seen in art activities. By arranging various conflicting design elements such as lines, shapes, textures, tones, patterns and colors in comfortable relationships, the artist can develop a peaceful and friendly relationship with people of different characters and cultural identities.
Studying art awards, which teaches students to develop the ability to see "good" in any art, also builds students' ability to accept people as they are. This subjective thinking helps to develop good interpersonal relationships.
7. Supports cognitive, psychomotor and affective developmental pathways:
The teaching of fine arts emphasizes the thought process of students' development. Thinking and reasoning skills are developed by organizing and critically evaluating materials in art forms. This critical thinking helps to develop students' thinking.
Practical fine arts activities help train the muscles and keep the body healthy. It supports the psychomotor development of students. Affective and emotional development of students is supported by the appreciation of works of art. Practical art lessons help the student develop desirable qualities such as patience, desire and tolerance that help the heart to stay healthy at all times.
8. Art is used to correct deficits in physical, mental and emotional growth:
Practical fine arts activities can help reduce stress and emotional stress in people. The lives of people with physical problems and those who are not socially proficient are reorganized or transformed when they attend practical art classes. People with disabilities in their physical and mental growth are gradually corrected as they explore the use of art tools and materials to create works of art. Thus, art serves as a therapy or medical aid for those with growth disorders.
9. Provides ways for the development of cottages and small industries:
The Fine Arts program provides a creative basis for establishing a small industry. Students learn how to produce quality products that meet the taste and demand of the market. In addition, students learn entrepreneurial skills and factors to consider when starting their own arts business. This training will help students build their own small industry.
10. Support for the country's tourism industry:
Works of art are sold to tourists to make money abroad. Art souvenirs are exported abroad so that artists and the whole country receive huge funds. This will help stimulate the tourism industry.
11. Art can reduce poverty:
Art is an income-generating venture that provides employment to many Ghanaians. It helps its practitioners raise money to support themselves and their families to reduce the country's poverty rate.
Surina Narula is a designer and artist who specializes in the creation of custom designed art pieces.
She uses her hands to create unique, one-of-a-kind designs with a variety of materials including metal, wood, glass, paper and fabric. She also offers workshops for both adults and children to learn about the different aspects of art making as well as techniques for drawing and painting.
Reach Her at Arcane_Studio