Note after reading, "Investigating Artistic Endeavors by students at home by Jennifer E.Crum
This study explores how family and place influence students' attitudes and understandings of the arts. The study, as part of an exploration of elementary school art classes, interviewed approximately 250 children in grades 2 through 5 about their statements about the art they made at home. In addition, based on the level of participation and environment of the families, they are classified into "Daycare" families, "Garage" families, "Kitchen" families, "Basement" families, and "Everywhere" families, and describe the characteristics of each.
Art educator George Szekely (2006) suggested that home art should be linked to school art if art is to have deep meaning in children's lives (p. 3).
The option of examining students' artistic practices outside of school can develop meaningful relationships and communication between teachers and students.
Students complete classroom art projects when their activities are recognized as important.
Wilson (2005) said that children's self-directed production of visual culture is pedagogy. He describes (1) a space in which children construct their own visual cultural texts, (2) a traditional art classroom in which teachers guide artistic activities, and (3) a place between school art and the space children initiate themselves (p. 18).
Given the opportunity for home art to have a place in the classroom, art educators can learn how to balance curriculum-based art instruction with students' visual culture at home.
Students in art classes should be given the opportunity to reveal how their work, whether created at home or outside of school, can and should be recognized as legitimate. It is important to the school curriculum to enrich students' learning.
In my case, I am closer to the kitchen family in terms of my attitude towards art and materials. And I try to develop artistic sense in children. So, from an early age, I encouraged my children to visit galleries and museums very often. And in terms of letting kids enjoy art and making their own choices, it's like the Everywhere Family.
One thing to learn is that I need to recognize and encourage family members as artists, such as Basement or Garage. I thought this was a matter for the child to decide for himself, and I did not use their title as an artist. Maybe that's why my older son lacks the confidence to consider himself an artist compared to his experience with a lot of art. It is a journal to learn that it is important to instill an identity as an artist in order for children to grow up with the confidence that they are artists and recognize the value of art.
Myungja Anna Koh