Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)
Art and Design
In this thesis project, I examine the importance of artmaking is researched, as explored personally and applied in the classroom in order to further understand implications of art-making and its’ effect on emotional well-being. This thesis references studies and articles supporting art-making as a method of alleviating negative emotions, as a practice in mindfulness, and as a form of knowing. Art-making holds potential for creativity and self-expression. The benefits of art-making as a means to reconcile various emotional challenges or traumatic life events is both documented through research and experienced personally. In applying these concepts, I learned how I could provide opportunity for my students experiencing their own life challenges to explore a similar means of expression through visual art and the practice of making.
Delong, Shauna, "Art-Making as Self-Care in Studio Practice and in the Art Classroom." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2020.
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