Paige Smith-Wyatt

artist | designer | educator | author

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My Visual Essay Published in International Journal of Education Through Art


My visual essay, Understanding Art as Experience Through Painting, was just published in the International Journal of Education Through Art, Volume 15, Number 2, 1 June 2019, pp. 243-248(6).


John Dewey’s ([1934] 2005) Art as Experience, and Maxine Greene’s (2001), Variations on a Blue Guitar, are seminal texts of art education. I experienced my own comprehension of these classics through reading as well as my own art-making process. Working through tension and resistance, and arriving at a synthesis with my own ideas, I gained a depth of understanding at which I could not have arrived without also experiencing and learning through the process of painting. This visual essay provides a glimpse into the act of art-making as an emergent and integral part of the learning process to inform how art education students may reach a fulfilling conclusion to integrating foundational texts with their work as art educators in order to open a world of possibilities for their students.

Earlier Event: April 26
Art Revolutions Exhibition