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ERIC Number: EJ872008
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Redefining the Artist-Teacher
Daichendt, G. James
Art Education, v62 n5 p33-38 Sep 2009
"Artist-Teacher" is a powerful and frequently used term in the fields of art, museum studies, art history, and art education. Art educators typically use the term to describe their dual practice or to emphasize the importance of art production in relation to their teaching. In this article, the author reviews historical uses of the term "artist-teacher" in an effort to re-contextualize its origins since George Wallis' (1811-1891) first use of the term. Based on this review, the author proposes that the concept of "artist-teacher" can suggest an approach to art education that celebrates artistic practices and artistic ways of thinking into the classroom. In this manner, "artist-teacher" represents a more inclusive and richer understanding of the multifaceted aspects of teaching art. In conclusion, the author aims to reintroduce the concept of the "artist-teacher" to a 21st-century audience of art educators unfamiliar with its rich history.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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