Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 2001

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Don B. Woodcock

Second Committee Member

Osman Alawiye

Third Committee Member

Bobby Jean Cummings


Throughout history technology has advanced because new tools have been invented. Within the past fifty years the computer grew to be a new tool for business and industry. In the last twenty years, computers have become a tool for helping with daily activities. Now computers are being recognized as a tool for creativity. Artists have incorporated digital tools in their traditional toolbox. A review of related literature shows that computer generated digital art has been integrated into many aspects of the fine arts, including galleries and museums. This technology is being incorporated into the curriculums of our schools as well. Students are developing visual literacy through activities and lessons that make use of current computer technology along with materials and tools in the traditional fine arts program. This handbook shows ways digital art can enhance the learning of visual literacy in a fine arts program.