How can collaborative art making foster relationship building for those involved? A Problem Based Learning project that investigated food insecurity and the creation of clay soup bowls provided an answer for a number of students, and various community members. This article follows the story of a university professor’s involvement with her students in a partnership with a local intermediate school when they pursued an initiative to include art in their STEAM based curriculum dedicated to meeting a local need. Older adults, elementary students, and a variety of other interested individuals joined the effort and demonstrated how art can build relationships.
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Whiteland, Susan R.
"Building Relationships: Art Making and Empty Bowls,"
International Journal of Lifelong Learning in Art Education: Vol. 2
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/ijllae/vol2/iss1/5