The Artist Image: How Do Children Depict Artists?

Aysegul Oguz


The aim of this study is to find out the artist image 5th grade elementary students have in their mind. Study group consisted of 60 students from the 5th grade elementary school in Rize province of Turkey during the 2014 instruction year. For data collection, an interview form was used consisting of 9 questions developed by researcher. An expert also revised the questions. The interview form was finalized in the light of comments provided by the expert. For the analysis of data, content analysis and descriptive analysis were used. Conclusion and recommendations were provided in the light of the study results. The findings show that students mostly define popular persons and singers as artists. As a result, it is suggested to offer an effective art education at all stages of education starting from pre-school.

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Journal of Education and Training Studies  ISSN 2324-805X (Print)   ISSN 2324-8068 (Online)

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