Citation: Andrzejczak, N., Trainin, G., & Poldberg, M. (2005, October 19).
From image to text: Using images in the writing process. International Journal of
Education & the Arts, 6(12). Retrieved [date] from http://www.ijea.org/v6n12/
This study looks at the benefits of integrating visual art creation and
the writing process. The qualitative inquiry uses student, parent, and teacher
interviews coupled with field observation, and artifact analysis. Emergent
coding based on grounded theory clearly shows that visual art creation
enhances the writing process. Students used more time for thought
elaboration, generated strong descriptions, and developed concrete
vocabulary. The advantages of using production of art and artwork in the
pre-writing process provided a motivational entry point, a way to develop
and elaborate on a scene or a narrative. This study shows that the benefits of
a rich visual art experience can enhance thought and writing in response to
the finished artwork.