The sense of “artistic knowing” is the
heart of integrative art-based processes.
In order to gain understanding on an
artist’s work, one must be
knowledgeable on how does his/her
outputs reveal meaning, unravel
message, and establish communication.
Approaches in Researching for Techniques and Performance
1. Cooperative Learning Approach
• Two heads are better than one. This idiomatic expression states that
when two or more people share their ideas and work together, they are
more likely to accomplish a specific task.
2. Focused Exploration
• This approach instructs artists to take advantage of what is present in
front of their very eyes. It means that they explore the use of any
medium available in their area based on their choice.
• The more you talk to people, the more relevant information you will
gather. Young artists should lend an opening ear to people who have
been in the field of arts for a long time. This entails open but healthy
communication between and among artists regardless of their position,
experience and mastery.
Approaches in Researching for Techniques and
4. Free Exploration
• This approach is tantamount to ‘learning/researching on your own’.
More than experimentation, an artist like you possesses the full
capacity to search on your own without any reservation.
• This is actually the core of contemporary arts. As an artist, you are
not only limited to using the same technique or practice that you use
before. Certainly, there is another door for discovering something
new, unique, genuine, and distinctive.
6. Media Analysis
• In the advent of modernization and industrialization, technology has
greatly influenced innovation and development in the field of artistic
Direction: Analyze the statements below and encircle the letter that
best complete the sentence.
1. The first approach in accomplishing art tasks is ___________.
a. abstracting b. brainstorming c. experimenting d. evaluating
2. The more you explore, the more ______ you will gather. a. activities
b. ideas b. learnings d. perspectives
3. An artist must have enough information about his/her target _______.
a. invention c. output
b. b. product d. result
4. Making the task is considered the “_______” part of art making. a.
assessing c. doing
b. developing d. evaluating
5. This approach in researching for art techniques increases one’s
_______ function with others.
a. collaborative c. joint
b. connective d. shared
6. __________ entails open and healthy communication between and
a. Collection c. Dialogue
b. Collaboration d. Discussion
7. Curiosity paves the way to a new ________.
a. discovery c. probe
b. exploration d. study
8. An artist’s decision-making skill is improved through ___________.
a. experimentation b. investigation c. research d. testing
9. _______________ is a critical examination of technology-based
a. Media Analysis c. Media Enquiry
b. Media Breakdown d. Media Scrutiny
10. In researching new techniques and practices, ________ is a required
a. consideration c. patience
b. determination d. temperance