Beginner's Guide to Community-Based Arts Ten Graphic Stories about Artists, Educators and Activists Across the U. S.

ISBN-10: 0976605430
ISBN-13: 9780976605430
Edition: 2005
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List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: New Village Press
Publication date: 10/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Ten transformative local arts projects come alive in this comics-illustrated training manual for youth leaders and teachers. This energetic guidebook demonstrates the enormous power of art in grassroots social change. It presents proven models of community-based arts programs, plus techniques, discussion questions, and plentiful resources. Writer, Mat Schwarzman directs the Crossroads Center at Xavier University that trains youth leaders nationwide in community-based arts activism. He holds a Ph.D in Transformative Learning, founded Urban Arts in Oakland, California, and chaired the Arts & Social Change Program at New College of California. Graphic storyteller, Keith Knight is an award-winning cartoonist, rapper, and hip-hop musician, with two nationally-syndicated comic strips, "The K Chronicles" and "(th)ink." Knight's work as a media literacy educator with at-risk youth has been nationally recognized.

Writer, Mat Schwarzman directs the Crossroads Center at Xavier University that trains youth leaders nationwide in community-based arts activism. He holds a Ph.D in Transformative Learning, founded Urban Arts in Oakland, California, and chaired the Arts & Social Change Program at New College of California.

Ellen Forney has been a professional cartoonist/ illustrator since 1992. She teaches comics at Seattle's Cornish College of the Arts. Ellen grew up in Philadelphia and currently lives in Seattle.

Preface
Packing for the Trip
Meet Me at the Crossroads
Glossary
A New Look
Let's Go!
Tales from the Road
Contact
I-Am-Going-But-I-Shall-Return Chris Edaakie, Zuni Pueblo
More Than Aerobics Rhodessa Jones, San Francisco
Research
Visual Griot Ricardo Levins Morales, Minneapolis
Coal Bucket Outlaw Tom Hansell, Kentucky/West Virginia
Action
Comadres Mujer Artes, San Antonio
That Luminous Place Village of Arts and Humanities, Philadelphia
One Love Isangmahal Arts Kollective, Seattle
Feedback
Talk Back Tory Read, Denver
Town Hall In Cyberspace Picture Projects, New York City/Internet
Teaching
Jessie's Story Young Aspirations/Young Artists, New Orleans
Baggage Claim
Resources
Trailblazers
Artist Profiles
Links to the Field
CRAFT Activities Table
Sample CRAFT Program Design
Credits
Acknowledgements
Bios

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