Saying What You See in the Dark: Engaging Children Through Art

  • Mary Ann Reilly Morris School District

Abstract

In this article, I explore the process of transmediation by examining selected art conversations—nonverbal communication made through painting—and poetry that urban fifth graders composed in response to a query about how they learn. Specifically, I examine three students’ works, noting how the use of multiple symbol systems helped each to compose strong visual and written texts. In studying the work the students composed, I conclude that visual art and poetry make fine partners in intellectual endeavors aimed at educating the imagination.

Published
2009-03-01
How to Cite
REILLY, Mary Ann. Saying What You See in the Dark: Engaging Children Through Art. LEARNing Landscapes, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 69-87, mar. 2009. ISSN 1913-5688. Available at: <http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/index.php/learnland/article/view/Saying-What-You-See-in-the-Dark-Engaging-Children-Through-Art>. Date accessed: 17 dec. 2017.