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ERIC Number: EJ871992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Art Lessons for a Young Artist with Asperger Syndrome
Furniss, Gillian J.
Art Education, v62 n3 p18-23 May 2009
This article addresses the art lessons of a young artist with Asperger Syndrome (AS). It discusses the interpersonal relationship between the author, an art teacher, and this young art student with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It also describes some of the behavior modification techniques the author used during art lessons to instruct the young artist. It describes artmaking in terms of subject matter, art materials, and the environment. The author acted as curator of this young artist's first solo art exhibit at Macy Gallery, Teachers College, Columbia University. The author discusses how working in these areas of great interest for the young artist with AS contributed to advance his artistic talents and acquisition of skills. In addition, this work may have impacted his interpersonal skills and social communication skills, including his use of social language. (Contains 8 figures and 3 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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