The Application of Various Media in Making Weaves Through the Teaching and Learning of Art Handicraft
The focus of this research was on the use of various man-mademedia or materials, such as plastics, threads, and wires, to make weaves through the teaching and learning process. Arguably, with the use of such materials, practitioners would no longer have to rely on using natural materials, such as rattans, bamboos, and screw-pine leaves, for teaching and learning purposes. This study used a qualitative approach based on a field study in actual settings involving direct observations, unstructured interviews, and the collection of students’ works. Findings revealed that the use of a variety of materials helped students create a range of attractive weaves. Equally revealing, such a diverse use of such materials also helped improve students’ creativity in making weaves of high appeal.