4. The competence of Analysis and Interpretation

The cultural development project SAEPS stimulates the students to be inspired by works of other students and classes as well as national and international artists, but not to reproduce the works of others.

The world surrounding us consists of visual images, which we must be able to analyze in order to understand them and their social context. A visual-spatial image has its own language, just like verbal language. The students learn this language when “reading”/interpreting their own and others’ images in class or outside the classroom.

Approaches to Art Works introduces and compiles different ways to experience images, and SAEPS encourage art teacher to consider issues from this model.

Keeping this simple model  in mind the art teachers will find ways to challenge and support each student
during his/her aesthetic learning process. The art teachers are encouraged to share the aspects with the students and they will gradually use these aspects themselves.

  • What questions do I ask the student, in order to make him/her reflect upon own work
  • What questions will I ask the student to motivate the student to go deeper into the process?
  • Where do I want the class to have focus? Why? When? How?
  • Materials –techniques
  • Form/language of art: Composition, lines, colors, contrasts, function.
  • Content: What do you want to say?
  • Function: What does the observer see?
the competence of analysis and interpretation