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ERIC Number: ED478751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
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The Spiritual Lives of Artist/Teachers.
Campbell, Laurel H.
A study was designed to explore spiritual teachers of art and to illuminate the characteristics they share. A spiritual artist/teacher is defined as one who exhibits a deep involvement with aesthetic experiences which are personal, sustained, and purposeful. This research focused on data from in-depth interviews with higher education art professors with diverse spiritual beliefs that reflect the participants' intent, inspirations, and efforts expended in the creation and teaching of art. The portraits revealed three significant conclusions: (1) there were common elements in the participants' artistic development due to a growing awareness that led to a unity; (2) there was a connection between aesthetic and spiritual experiences within each participant revealed in his or her mode of working; and (3) the artist/teachers manifested their spirituality in teaching art in their own distinct ways, such as through extraordinary caring for their students and creating opportunities for students to consider questions about their own spirituality. (Contains 28 references.) (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A