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ERIC Number: EJ867997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3541
What Art Educators Can Learn from the Fan-Based Artmaking of Adolescents and Young Adults
Manifold, Marjorie Cohee
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v50 n3 p257-271 2009
The explanations of 101 adolescents and young adults, who are fans of popular culture narratives and make art inspired by these phenomena, provide insight into why these youth were drawn to create fan-based artworks, how they learned to make these art forms, and what the creative activities mean to them. Emergent themes highlight (a) the significance of resonance with narrative content; (b) self-exploration and skill development through repetitive artmaking; (c) recognition and support within a community of like-minded others; and, (d) a sense of balance between fantasy play and everyday life experience. The findings suggest several strategies that might contribute to meaningful art education curriculum for secondary level students. (Contains 3 figures and 9 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A