In an attempt to help a class of high school AP Studio Art students find a more authentic sense of autonomy and ownership with their own art projects, the author has constructed a portable art gallery space designated for the exhibition of student artwork. Through a theoretical framework of post-structuralism, as well as a hybrid methodological approach, including tenets of both action research and grounded theory, he was able to explore how de-centralizing traditional, pedagogical notions of power in the classroom and utilizing contemporary art education practices affected AP Studio Art students' experience in the art classroom. By placing an emphasis on student exhibitions, the author was able to foster an environment of greater student autonomy and meaningful art making in the classroom.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Visual Arts
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Gillespie, Jethro D., "The Portable Art Gallery: Facilitating Student Autonomy and Ownership through Exhibiting Artwork" (2011). Theses and Dissertations. 2848.
post-structuralism, action research, grounded theory, student autonomy, ownership, exhibition