Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. William Charland
Dr. Christina Chin
Jim Hopfensperger, M.F.A.
Visual art education, visual art curriculum, social justice, community service, community based education
Masters Thesis-Open Access
This thesis explores the process of creating transformative learning experiences within a visual art curriculum that emphasizes individual reflection, creative expression, and community involvement. The strategies and philosophies discussed will facilitate student engagement with big ideas and complex messages that will inform their social consciousness beyond their formal school career. Examples of how these practices are being used in K-12 visual art settings are presented to provide an in-depth roadmap for implementing a community-based, social justice learning opportunity.
Marchbanks, Alison M., "Creating a Transformative Visual Art Curriculum" (2020). Master's Theses. 5129.