Critical Inquiry and Creative Collaboration

Work thumb

Views: 119

  • Title: Critical Inquiry and Creative Collaboration: Building Communities through Printmaking
  • Author(s): Pamela Lawton, Cosima Storz
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: The Arts in Society
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Arts Education
  • Keywords: Creative Collaboration, Printmaking in the Classroom, Self-directed Learning in Art, Personal Studio Practice and Curriculum, Pre-service Art Teacher Education
  • Volume: 13
  • Issue: 3
  • Year: 2018
  • ISSN: 2326-9944 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2327-0306 (Online)
  • DOI:
  • Citation: Lawton, Pamela , and Cosima Storz. 2018. "Critical Inquiry and Creative Collaboration: Building Communities through Printmaking." The International Journal of Arts Education 13 (3): 13-25. doi:10.18848/2326-9944/CGP/v13i03/13-25.
  • Extent: 13 pages


Pre-service art educators need to develop and hone both studio and pedagogical skills to be highly effective teachers. Pre-service art education programs can assist by integrating more studio experiences into art education curriculum and help art education students translate professional art knowledge learned in studio courses to K–12 and community audiences. Through printmaking, a medium that lends itself to creative collaboration, pre-service art educators engaged in critical inquiry and socio-constructivist learning with their peers, teachers, middle school students, and students at another college, thus, building a community of diverse learners, artists, and educators through printmaking. Pre-service art educators learned how to effectively teach printmaking processes, problem find, problem solve, and see the connection between personal art practice and teaching in designing innovative art curriculum.