Journal of Contemplative Inquiry


In this reflection I discuss methods of teaching the visual art discipline of drawing as an awareness practice grounded in compassion through service learning projects. With my background in both drawing and performance art, I integrate a focus on process, material, and conceptual meaning-making. As the only professor of art in a humanities division, I focus on strategies that introduce students with little or no art background to the idea of using creativity to mindfully raise awareness of marginalized and under-served populations.