Art education starts with the definition of
art and art education. What is art education? The definition of
art in any art education changes almost daily since art
education began thousands of years ago. The bottom line is art
education can consist of a very broad range or art topics.
Virtually anything falls under art education. Mathematics is a
form of art, so are sports and music.
One form of art education is the study of
paintings such as oil paintings
The beauty of art education is that it can
be done almost from anywhere. You don't have to visit galleries
and museums to get an art education. Although, field trips are
good for art education, they are not the only places you will
gain your art education.
Oil Paintings and museums
Oil paintings have not always been in
galleries. Every painting in an art gallery can give you a lot
of art education. Each oil painting in the gallery most likely
has a long story behind it. None of those oil paintings were
painted hoping to be in the gallery. In the past, oil paintings
were used to decorate churches, palaces or private residences.
Most great oil paintings belong to art collectors. Museums and
art galleries are great places to get your art education.
Learn how to tell good art from bad art in
In art education, you will learn how to
recognize good art. When you have had some art education, it
will not be difficult to tell which oil paintings are good and
which ones are not. The check list below helps you determine if
a piece of art or oil painting is a good one. You will learn
more in your art education.
Does the art or oil painting express successfully
what it is intending to express?
Does the art or oil painting amaze you in a
different way each time you look at it?
Does the art or oil painting grow in stature?
Does the art or oil painting continually mature?
Does it stick in your mind and grow on you each
Is the art or oil paint unforgettable?
In art education, you will learn to
appreciate the work of art. If an art or oil painting can do
all of the above, then the art or oil painting is a good one or
has a chance to be great. You don't have to have an eye for art
because art education will teach you to develop that eye for
art that will help you become a good artist or oil paint artist
or an art critique.