This study explores how self-imposed limitations affect anxieties about art-making and the art-making process. As a teacher, I was interested in how limitations affected student art-making. I used arts-based research methodology to explore spiritual and personal quandaries in my own life through the process of art-making. A consistent thread throughout this investigation was using the process of making art as a way to gain understanding about my own life and teaching. I was also able to create a culture of vulnerability and honesty in my classroom and help my students embrace themselves and their physical, emotional, and situational limitations through the art-making process.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Powell, Emmalee Glauser, "A Pedagogy of Constraints: How Self-Imposed Limitations Influence Art-Making and Teaching" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 8464.
art education, limitations, creative process, self-imposed limitations, social and emotional learning, students with limitations, vulnerability, arts-based research, non dominant hand