Advisor

Stewart, Connie K.

Committee Member

Goodwin, Donna

Department

Art Education

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

8-2017

Genre

Thesis

Extent

61 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

The classroom action research project was initiated when I observed in my classroom that inclusion of contemporary artists and their work influenced student engagement in the creation and completion of art assignments. Twelve fifth grade students participated in the study: six boys and six girls. The students completed an expressive self-portrait using materials of their choice after having been exposed to an art historical artist and four contemporary portrait artists. The students completed a pre-unit survey and a post unit survey. In process artwork was photographed to document engagement. Personal observation and a rubric were also used to evaluate engagement. According to students, engagement and creativity increased due to two factors; the inclusion of contemporary artists and freedom of choice in creating the self-portrait.

Degree type

MA

Degree Name

Master

Language

English

Local Identifiers

VannARP_2017

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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