Learning Things: Material Culture in Art Education
This is the initially thorough book to link art education to material culture―a developing pedagogy about the significance of “things” in the lives of kids, youth, and grownups. Written by stars in the field, this resource checks out a variety of items exhibiting material culture, specified as “the human-formed objects, spaces, and expressions that make up our world and are frequently the articles we construct and/or possess for the purpose of personal memory making and the shaping of individual or group identity.” Through activities, techniques, and examples, Blandy and Bolin emphasize concrete methods for integrating material culture into college and K–16 class, along with museum and neighborhood settings. Chapters are arranged around different elements of product culture, consisting of things research study, the function of innovation, and multisensory art. This available book will act as an educational resource, educational guide, and inspirational driver for art teachers thinking about utilizing material culture in their special context.
- Provides both theory and practice in the initially thorough book relating art education to material culture research studies.
- Extends the scope of art education beyond the sight-based focus of visual culture to consist of the function product types play in our cultural experiences.
- Offers mentor methods that will assist trainees seriously engage with a wide variety of items in modern society.
- Includes historic and modern examples selected to resonate in the daily lives of readers.