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ERIC Number: EJ867993
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3541
The Artistic Impetus Model: A Resource for Reawakening Artistic Expression in Adolescents
Amorino, Joseph S.
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v50 n3 p214-231 2009
The decline of artistic expression in late childhood is an ongoing and well identified problem in the field of art education, yet it has been generally accepted as a natural occurrence and irreversible attribute of normative development. However, this foreclosure of artistic learning has serious implications to the concerns of emotional maturation, original idea formation, and global intelligence in the growing individual. This article asserts that artistic expression may be rejuvenated in adolescence by identifying its psycho-intellectual origins, applying these to the construction of an Artistic Impetus Model, and using it as the pedagogical basis for a painting course taught to urban adolescents. The article describes a qualitative case study of such a course in which findings indicated a re-enlivening of authentic artistic expression accompanied by growth in areas regarding original idea formation, studio engagement, development of artistic skills, understandings about formalism, and perceptions of art and artmaking. (Contains 6 figures and 6 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey