A provocative, personal look at the motivations and challenges of teaching socially engaged arts, Arts for Change overturns conventional arts pedagogy with an activist's passion for creating art that matters. How can polarized groups work together to solve social and environmental problems? How can art be used to raise consciousness? Using candid examination of her own university teaching career as well as broader social and historical perspectives, Beverly Naidus answers these questions, guiding the reader through a progression of steps to help students observe the world around them and craft artistic responses to what they see. Interviews with over 30 arts education colleagues provide additional strategies for successfully engaging students in what, to them, is most meaningful.
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Author Biography - Professor of Art Beverly Naidus
Beverly Naidus, activist, educator, writer and artist successfully navigated the margins of mainstream art world, gaining recognition from critics Suzi Gablik, Lucy R. Lippard, Lisa Bloom, and Paul Von Blum in major media including Art Forum and Art in America. She authored One Size Does Not Fit All and What Kinda Name is That and essays on art and pedagogy.