Journal of
Fine and Studio Art

  • Abbreviation: J. Studio Fine Art
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6524
  • DOI: 10.5897/JFSA
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 16

Full Length Research Paper

Technologies in the art classroom: Using technologies in art classrooms to overcome cultural limitations to support teaching and learning

Abeer Alawad
Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne - UK.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 06 June 2012
  •  Published: 31 May 2013



The purpose of this paper is to review the benefits of using technology and the Internet in the educational sector. I will discuss how we can apply the findings to the specific environment of the art classroom and a specific culture: Saudi Arabia, to enrich the experience of learning and teaching in art education. The paper draws and reflects upon my thirteen years experience of teaching art in girls’ intermediate schools in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and my previous research into art classroom environments. I completed research into the art classroom environment by using a mixture of research methods such as observations, interviews and questionnaires. Even though technology was only a small part of my investigation, it was one of the elements deemed fundamental in the art classroom environment and therefore worthy of further research. 


Key words: technology, art classroom, Saudi Arabia.