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ERIC Number: EJ1041256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Enchanting Tales and Imagic Stories: The Educational Benefits of Fanart Making
Manifold, Marjorie Cohee
Art Education, v66 n6 p12-19 Nov 2013
While the observations of generalist educators (Irving, 2009; Scheld, 2012) and anecdotal studies have suggested that interests in popular stories can "turn non-reading pupils into readers" (Smith, 2005) and increase critical writing skills (Kell, 2009; Thomas 2006), many art teachers fail to recognize the educational merits of fanart, or artmaking that is inspired by, copies, or appropriates popular visual literatures. In an effort to reassure these art teachers of the value of fanart to adolescents' aesthetic understanding, critical thinking, and art skill development, Marjorie Manifold describes how young fans engage meaningfully with art learning through story-play.
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Language: English
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