Bringing Art to life Experiential learning in appreciation studies. Galway community college 2010.
What is experiential learning? Learning by doing
The Brief Students in transition year, with no previous Art experience, were asked to choose an image from any period in Art history and to recreate the image in class A variety of research methods were used including the internet and the library. The chosen images were staged in class using props found there, the models come from among the students themselves.
outcomes Students enjoyed a new approach to art appreciation. Attendance improved in L.C.A. Active learners well catered for. Increased take up of art at senior cycle. Increased understanding of the creative process.