An exploration of thematic sketch through visual arts activities towards the preschool children


  • Muhamad Firdaus Ramli Faculty of Arts, Computers and Creative Industry, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia
  • Rofidah Musa Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sultan Ahmad, Kampung Losong Haji Mat Shafie, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia



fundamental sketches, preschool education, visual arts


This research shares the exploration of fundamental sketch aesthetics in preschool children’s educational activities on visual arts skills. The exploration of this study is bound to the involvement of visual arts essential activities to the advancement of children’s preschool skills. The knowledge concerns following the advances of curative benefits that derive from an understanding of crafted sketching patterns and the potential of unique visual arts response of preschoolers. The issues bring children to necessitate the chance and opportunity while learning the sketches that generate internal creativity. The research has to focus through the experiences of children and teachers in artistic activities that bring experiences from visual arts in preschool. The benefactions skills in the visual arts include appreciation factors for preschoolers’ sensitivity to environmental learning and artistic teaching. The understanding of the interaction of the aesthetic components is enclosed in thematic sketch techniques. The aspects of the composition manipulation of preschool children are also involved in questioning the important viewpoint and the extension of visual art teaching advancement. This also illustrates the readiness of the engagement the importance modelling range towards visual arts. The objectives and mechanisms were created to achieve exposure determination understanding of essential styles through visual arts learning. The research methodology is going under a qualitative approach through participatory of preschooler artistic activity procedure. Towards the approach, teachers are obliged to monitor three phases of assignment by sketching such as my dream vehicle, my dream house and my family members. The activity takes 20 minutes to 30 minutes to be complete as a sketch. A document analysis approaches are used to analyze and evaluate sketches that produce by preschool children. The outcomes reach a dimension of learning and play awareness and addressed a stimulus for artistic activity in the teaching pedagogy. The research also praises to the artistic direction and participating stakeholders who engaged in the knowledge.


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Ramli, M. F., & Musa, R. (2020). An exploration of thematic sketch through visual arts activities towards the preschool children. Southeast Asia Early Childhood Journal, 9(2), 132–143.