ERIC Number: ED451085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Creating Cultural Compositions.
Noting that those objects and images currently accepted in the world of fine art might not contain those things posterity will consider significant, this paper offers a practical workshop activity that creates a culture from each individual's imagination. The activity explores images influenced by others or by individual values that reflect a cultural mix, taking into account "traditional" forms and aesthetic considerations. The paper proposes three aspects that individual participants should experience in the workshop: cultural forms that reflect identity; compositions that are original and use emblems of identity; and creating through trial, reflection, intervention, and modification. Slide photos and posters of objects and images of specific cultures were shown at the workshop, and participants worked with collage and mixed media to compose a work that reflected a real or imagined culture. (BT)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Art Products, Creative Expression, Cultural Context, Workshops
Australian Institute of Art Education, Melbourne, C/Suite 125, 283 Glenhuntley Road, Eisternwick, VIC 3185, Australia.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Inst. of Art Education, Melbourne.