In this research, it is aimed to follow the original workshop process of the students of the Painting Education Department with the arthrographic inquiry process, which is an art-based research method. The study is based on the A/r/tographic approach, which is one of the qualitative research methods, art-based and application-based research methods. The study group of the research was formed with the voluntary participation of 7 (6 female, 1 male) 4th grade students studying in the Department of Painting and Business Education of a medium-sized university in the spring semester of the 2021-2022 academic year and taking a master art workshop course. The study group of the research was selected by criterion (purposive) sampling. The data of the research were obtained from the photographs taken by the students during the A/r/tographic inquiry process, the life writings, the interviews and the artistic products that emerged at the end of the process. Descriptive analysis, which is qualitative data analysis, was used in the analysis of the data obtained as a result of life writings and interviews with students about the A/r/tographic process, which is an art-based research method. It has been revealed that the art-based and application-based research process is a different and meaningful process for students. As a result of the application, it was seen that the students were able to perceive and make sense of the A/r/tographic process, and it was seen that the students were able to reflect the process through questioning to their original artistic works and to express themselves with these products.
Keywords : A/r/tography, Art Based Research, Art Education