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ERIC Number: EJ960336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3541
Art All Day: Distinction and Interrelation of School-Based and Out-of-School Arts Learning
Green, Joshua; Kindseth, Anne
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v52 n4 p337-341 Sum 2011
Quality arts learning can be a vehicle for personal transformation. For more than 40 years, an unwavering belief in the possibility of such transformation has sustained the nationally recognized after-school Apprenticeship Training Program (ATP) at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild (MCG). Within school walls, academic standards position the arts as a distinct discipline expected to incorporate historical and cultural context, critical analysis, and aesthetic judgment into art production, exhibition, or performance. By contrast, the arts-rich environment that MCG creates outside of those walls transforms students' sense of self, as well as nurtures a passion for learning through creative thinking and practice. Of course, arts learning within school hours also changes students, but the authors' experience tells them that in-school and out-of-school arts learning transforms students in different ways. In this article, the authors first provide a brief description of the MCG organization then detail the differences between in-school and afterschool learning. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania