Crafting Creativity & Creating Craft: Craftivism, Art by Courtney Lee Weida

By Courtney Lee Weida

This 9 bankruptcy quantity explores creativity in artwork educating via modern craft. a number of artists, educators and historians percentage with readers their wealth of functional assets and frameworks for using craft media (fiber, ceramics, baskets, needlepoint, knitting, etc.) and craft ways (grassroots initiatives, electronic groups, craftivism, etc.) inside modern K-12 artwork schooling, museum and neighborhood programming, and educating artist residencies. Authors representing a number of specialties in craft, paintings, and schooling research the resurgence of the home made and do-it-yourself in modern adolescence tradition, electronic implications of ways we outline and train craft creatively, and the overlap of layout, functionality, and sweetness in artists' paintings. The anthology additionally describes the demanding situations and possibilities of operating with craft in schooling settings, together with the overarching craft of training practices. every one bankruptcy presents more than a few artistic frameworks and sensible types that educators can use comprehensively: from dynamic electronic assets, to neighborhood teams, and lesson plans and actions in craft with paintings sessions and designated wishes sessions. The ebook serves to suggest a operating definition and reason of the services of craft in lifestyle, well known and early life tradition, and bigger social matters (including craft, D.I.Y., and activism/"craftivism").

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Similarly, Sandra Alfoldy (2007) asserted, “the idea of utopia remains central to our understanding of the crafts” (p. 157). There is an openness to these online sites that is imaginative, visionary, and full of possibility because these sites are always comfortably unfinished and evolving. Our hopes for students can also include opening up dialogues in a fluid way, through such exercises as this remixed and reconceptualized research. CRAFTING COMMUNICATION; COMMUNICATING CRAFT While ceramics communities and other craft communities are on the one hand simply social groups where artistic sharing, technical conversations, and critiques occur; the social interaction may be uniquely asynchronous and visitors may even “lurk” or visit a site without making one’s presence known as in the physical world.

The lost garden. New York, NY: HarperCollins. org/ 27 PAMELA KOEHLER, JENNIFER MARSH & COURTNEY WEIDA 4. CRITIQUING CONSUMPTION THROUGH CRAFT & THE INTERNATIONAL FIBER COLLABORATIVE INTRODUCTION AND RESOURCES 1. FRAMING CRAFT THEMES: The International Fiber Collaborative poses several provocative themes for craft teaching. com/ 2. EXHIBITION/DOCUMENTATION OF CRAFT: Marsh documents the work of global contributors online through Flickr, YouTube, and other digital sites. Check out some of these links from the main site and consider how you will document and exhibit your students’ craft works through these or DeviantArt, etsy, Behance, and others.

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