Artist / Art Education
Painting for Experiential Learning:
Art Based Methods of Inquiry

In this workshop, we will explore various facets of experiential learning through a hands-on abstract painting activity. This artful inquiry creates a space for attendees to position themselves as learners (as the ones painting) and, at the same time, an opportunity to reflect on their pedagogical or research practice. Specifically, engaging in artful inquiry creates a space to reflect on the learning process, to uncover underlying beliefs about how learning occurs and how power is negotiated in the professional space, and the place of emotional connections. In this workshop, we will explore various facets of experiential learning through a hands-on abstract painting activity. We will explore such themes as learner autonomy, decision-making, self-directed learning, vulnerability and chaos. 

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