Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)
Art and Design
Dr. Melanie Davenport
Dr. Melody Milbrandt
Dr. Kevin Hsieh
The purpose of this auto-ethnographic and art-based study is to examine how the experiences throughout my life have influenced my practice as an artist. It is within the context of a socially constructed past and present place that I will explore my own process in terms of collaboration and the implications for an artist-teacher, or teaching artist. I reflect upon how my values and philosophy as an art educator have been formed from the synthesis of my experiences. My relationships with a gallery, its clients, and a fellow artist provide the context for reflecting about my process and gaining insights into my potential role as a model and influence on my future students.
Johnson, James E., "From Autonomy to Collaboration: A Creative Process." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2013.