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Non-artists' meeting with clay: Doing and reflecting


2007 2007

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Abstract (summary)

This dissertation explores non-artist creators' verbal and non-verbal dialogues with an art material---clay---and their accompanying reflective narratives. The objectives of this arts based and qualitative research are to gain further insight into two aspects of the creative process for non-artists: what the creator does with the art material and what, upon reflection, she says about the material, the process, and the product. In addition, the participants' perception of correspondences between the way they work with the art material and how they approach other life and learning situations are explored.

The interaction between thinking and doing emerges as the most significant finding of this research. The thinking category encompasses four groups where the participants employ different modes of thinking strategies. Different modes of thinking create a different kind of doing with the material. These dialogues between creator and material can be seen to exemplify individual ways of 'making sense' in the interaction between sensing, feeling, thinking, and doing, and the material, in which structure, process, content, and meaning intertwine.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Art education;
Fine arts
Classification
0273: Art education
0357: Fine arts
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Education; Clay; Creative process; Nonartists
Title
Non-artists' meeting with clay: Doing and reflecting
Author
Bar-On, Tamar
Number of pages
275
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
1042
Source
DAI-A 68/03, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
University/institution
Lesley University
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3255772
ProQuest document ID
304713447
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304713447
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