The Making of an Artist: Building on Past Practices While Looking to the Future

By Pamela Flynn.

Published by The Arts Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

Undergraduate art programs are at a crossroad. The emphasis on the teaching of traditional skills is in question. Art educators must consider the value of past practices as they reevaluate their undergraduate programs. With the reevaluation of the teaching of art, the nagging, age old questions: Why is there art? What is
art? can not help but to be addressed. These questions transcend geographic boarders, cultural differences and time. These questions are the foundation of art and the teaching of art.

Keywords: Educating, Student Artist

The International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.93-96. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 487.859KB).

Prof Pamela Flynn

Associate Professor, Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Pamela Flynn is a mixed media artist who has been producing art that speaks to cultural issues for over thirty years. She is a recipient of the 2006 Puffin Foundation Grant for the project: Road Shrines: A Peripheral Blur. Her images have been exhibited nationally and are part of numerous private collections. Pamela Flynn received her MFA from New Jersey City University and is an Associate Professor of Art at Holy Family University in Pennsylvania, United States.

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