Art Based Research: Screen-Printing as the Artist-Teacher
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This Art Based research is indicative of the Artist-Teacher Connection. The art teacher cannot teach without first practicing art. To become a more informed art teacher, one must become a more informed artist. This study is based on the methodology and discovery an Artist-Teacher must take while learning Screen-Printing. A goal of the research is to examine the process, history and content of screen-printing and to apply that new knowledge to teaching. Methodology of the study included heuristic inquiry in the form of interviews, grounded theory as the researcher making art, data and content analysis, which entails the study of screen-printing lessons, procedures and history in electronic and data texts. The data collection methods are videography, photography, social networking and blogging. These methods are intuitive to the researcher and reflect visual culture as it relates to research methods and education. The teaching strategies the researcher learns are those are problem solving and creative thinking.