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Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) in Art






Painting -- Technique



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1 online resource (47 leaves)


After studying both Oriental and Western paintings, I became interested in many different approaches involving composition, color harmony, design, texture, and form. It was my main purpose to explore various painting media by means of combining materials, techniques, and processes used in the Western and Oriental paintings. The source of my paintings is the sum total of my experience in both Oriental and Western paintings. Most of the Oriental paintings were either sketched or painted out of my imagination. They are clear realism in the Oriental sense of the work. Most of my Western paintings are either abstract or semi-abstract. Some of them were sketched in the Portland area; especially the diptychs and triptychs of my work reflect my feelings of nature: the cycles of the season, the rich autumn colors in the fall, and the times of the day. It is not a record of my feelings about a particular place or moment. Rather it is an accumulation of all the things I have seen, abstracted and organized to express all I have ever felt and learned about nature. History shows that new forms of art have always been found absurd at first and then condemned out of hand by the public at large. Hence, I do not feed on a single dish, do not limit myself to a single cuisine; I am on no diet. I merely like it all. Therefore, as an art teacher with a combination of Western and Oriental art backgrounds. I hope I can teach Korean high school students by means of mixed media in expressing their own ideas for their creative work. Here, I would like to define what my mixed media mean. By it I mean techniques, materials, and processes used both in Western and Oriental paintings. In the mixed media I used masonite board, rice paper, canvas; oil, ink, tempera, pastel; sharp pointed Oriental and wide Western bristle brushes. I tried to figure out the most economical materials for the Korean student, but it was almost next to impossible to do so. It was simply because some materials easily attainable in my country may not be available in this country and vice versa. They, if any, may be more costly. For instance, rice paper is much more expensive in this country than in Korea; masonite board is more expensive in Korea than in the United States of America. Therefore, I decided to leave it to my future planning. Also contained within my thesis are my education objectives for Korean high school students. In Korea the art education in high school is still tradition-bound, although the trend is changing gradually toward an improvement in thinking and imagination concerning art. In this sense I would like to emphasize creativity which comes whenever the individual searches for a new solution which is novel, and unique, representing the culmination of a creative act.


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Portland State College. Dept. of Art

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