2020 Volume 41 Pages 97-110
This paper discusses the factors that comprise the actual situation of creation and transformation of expression themes by junior high school students in art education. Practicing with the subject matter of the handicraft field, I attempted to let them verbalize vague themes with keywords at the first stage of the idea-and-concept process to lead them to determine a theme based thereon. The results of the investigation of whether the initial keyword remained in the determined theme based on a questionnaire survey and student worksheets revealed that approximately 70% of the students changed the keyword. It was also found that the greater the keyword changed, the lower their satisfaction with the work tended to be. It was indicated that students with a larger gap in the word and the image of form are more likely to change the theme. As a result, they tend to be unable to focus on deepening the formative image.