A high school art teacher investigates the relationship of his religious beliefs with his notions of what it means to be creative. This Mormon teacher examines his religious and experiential life through self-study, by drawing from autoethnographic and hermeneutic phenomenological strategies. He believes that everyone, including himself and his students, has a creative potential. He also analyzes how his Mormon religion affects his view of creativity and how creativity has affected his behavior as a Mormon. The conclusions he reaches uncover the need for balance between his creative self and his Mormon self and outlines several ways to merge these two aspects of his life.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Art
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Feller, Shon Scot, "Creativity & Religion: A Self-Study of Mormon Mindset in the Art Classroom" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 6185.
self-study, autoethnography, Mormon, creativity, religion, art education