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ERIC Number: EJ880648
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
Mural Painting as Inclusive Art Learning Experience
Ho, Kong
Teaching Artist Journal, v8 n2 p67-76 2010
Traditional art education, like other academic disciplines, emphasizes competitiveness and individualism. Through a mural painting curriculum, learners participate in mural art and history appreciation, are active in mural theme or content construction, and engage in hands-on mural design and painting processes. When mural paintings are produced with an emphasis on ideas development, collaborative execution, and constructivist learning, and augmented with the help of twenty-first-century digital technology, a very inclusive art learning and practice results. As a result of all these collaborative and constructivist learning processes, learners come to understand the fundamentals of art and design and apply those art elements and principles of design to constructing the composition of the mural. In this article, the author, a muralist, gives historical, theoretical, and practical insights into the role mural painting can play in inclusive education. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom