Art plays a vibrant role in the personal life of the person as well as from the economic and social development of the country. The analysis of Visual arts promotes personal development and also the awareness of our cultural heritage and the function of art in society. The student acquires personal knowledge, skills, and competencies through activities in literary arts. If one studies Visual arts, he’d come to love or understand that art is an essential component of everyday life.
The role art plays in personal development and in the socio-economic evolution of the country have been explained below.
1. It fosters creativity:
Visual art education assists the student to develop the capacity to think, feel and act creatively with visual materials. The student also develops the capacity to bring something new into existence. This desirable quality is obtained when the student participates in practical lessons like the designing and production of an artifact in solving a problem or fulfilling a need.
2. It offers a Whole education to the patient:
Visual art education provides holistic education to students. This education comes about when the learner generates an artifact in fulfilling a specific need in society. He participates in the business and exploration of art materials, techniques, and tools. Moreover, he gathers types of thoughts, selects the essential ideas, simplifies and examines them, combine and different ideas. These problem-solving activities help in teaching the mind (mental faculties) of the student.
Also, once the artist uses the materials and tools he had researched as well as the techniques acquired in producing the artifact he develops manual or functional skills. This caters to the education of their hand.
Visual art education helps pupils to appreciate works of art. As soon as we see these artistic inventions, they excite certain feelings in us. Appreciation for the work would inspire us to speak intelligently and knowledgeably about it. This educates the heart. Because of this, we can say that the study of Visual arts supplies creative education of the head, heart, and hand.
3. It helps in learning about our ethnic heritage:
Visual art education assists the learner to construct an appreciation for our cultural heritage handed down to us by our forefathers. This appreciation is obtained through the understanding of the several histories of art and the study of art appreciation and criticism. These studies help the artist to comprehend the significance and usefulness of our arts that embody our set of beliefs and ideologies. Thus, works of art are used in keeping the thoughts, knowledge, and beliefs of society as handed down from one generation to another. In this manner, we know about our cultural heritage.
4. Provides awareness about aesthetics:
The analysis of Visual arts helps students to develop keen thoughts about beauty (aesthetics). Considering that the student is accepted through lots of criticism and admiration of different artistic creations, he/she develops ‘good taste’. He is ready to distinguish between artworks that are aesthetically pleasing as well as those that are not. This permits the student to make decisions and make good judgments.
5. Projects personal and national identity:
Visual art education helps pupils to build self-respect and personal self. Once an artist produces works of art in and outside the society or nation, it endeavors his identity or makes him known to his own countrymen and foreigners. This mostly comes about whenever the artist displays his artistic creations through art exhibitions, fairs, and bazaars. When an exhibition is organized outside the nation and the artist partakes in it, it helps greatly in projecting his/her nation.
Additionally, since the themes or subjects of functions from Ghana lavishly discuss our culture, it assists in making our civilization known to other people of earth.
6. Helps develop abstract thinking to get a cordial human connection:
Skills needed in developing a healthy family and individual relationships are represented in art activities. Throughout the organization of different opposing elements of design such as lines, shapes, texture, tone, pattern, and color into agreeable relationships, the artist can come up with a calm and cordial relationship with individuals of varied personalities and cultural identities.
The study of art appreciation that teaches learners to develop the capacity to see’good’ in each artistic creation also assembles in students the ability to accept people as they are. This subjective thinking aids in the development of cordial human relationships.
7. Promotes psychomotor, cognitive, and affective modes of growth:
Visual art education promotes the cognitive mode of growth in students. Skills in reasoning and thinking are developed by the organization of materials into art forms and critically appreciating them. This critical thinking aids in the cognitive development of students.
Practical activities in visual art help exercise the muscles and keep your system healthy. This boosts the psychomotor development of students.
The effective or emotional development of students is nurtured through the appreciation of works of art. Practical lessons in art assist the student in cultivating desirable qualities such as patience, long-suffering and endurance, which enables the heart to be always healthy.
8. Art can be used in correcting physical, psychological and emotional growth deficiencies:
Practical activities in visual art can help reduce tension and psychological stress in people. The lives of physically challenged persons and societal misfits are reorganized or altered when they participate in practical lessons in art. People who have deficiencies in their physical and mental growth are adjusted gradually when they research with art tools and materials in the creation of artworks. Art, therefore, serves as a medical or therapy aid for anyone who has growth deficiencies.
9. Provides avenues for the development of cottage and small businesses:
The literary arts programme provides a creative foundation for the setup of small businesses. Pupils are taught how to create quality products that would satisfy up with the taste and requirements of the marketplace. Moreover, students are educated in entrepreneurial skills and on factors to take into account in the setting in their own ventures in the area of art. This training assists the students in establishing their own small scale businesses.
10. Promotes the tourism sector of the nation:
Works of art are offered to tourists to make a foreign exchange. Art souvenirs are exported to foreign lands to make significant funds for the artist and the country as a whole. This assists in the marketing of the tourism market.
11. Art reduces poverty:
Art is an income-generating venture that offers employment for many Ghanaians. It helps its professionals in making money to fend for themselves and their families decreasing the poverty ratio of the country.