International Journal of Art & Design Education

Learning Strategies in Fine Art

Volume 3.2   1984



This article develops and illustrates an approach to the study of fine art at degree level where the central concern was to help the student to organise his or her own pattern of learning experience. A qualitative method of enquiry is employed, with particular reference to illuminative evaluation. The body of the article is devoted to an interpretation of aspects of fine art study in a particular learning situation, including an illustrated examination of the working processes developed by two recent graduates. It is concluded, first, that there is a place for an extension to the traditional approach to the tutorial through methodological guidance; and, second, that the utility of one or other of the forms of tutorial guidance is conditioned by the phase of development reached by the student.