Research Discussion – Building Relations of Care and Trust through Experiences of Arts-based Wellness
220 Townsend Hall - the Bridge
Theresa Solis Metz
Dr. Linda Helmick
LTC Assistant Professor in Art Education
Title: Building relations of care and trust through experiences of arts-based wellness
Caring aesthetic experiences give students the “ability to see things as if they could be otherwise” (Greene, 1995, p. 19). Artmaking can challenge us to think differently about the ways in which our world might be recognized. We not only change the way we see the world, but we change the way others see as well. Teaching through experiences of arts-based wellness gives students a voice and demonstrates care for them in kind and thoughtful but also powerful and transforming ways. This places an emphasis on care ethics in education, on listening and not assuming, and on empathy rather than sympathy (Noddings, 2012). Listening receptively and building relations of care and trust is at the heart of responding empathetically. We will discuss ways respect, empathy, and care for the voices and feelings of students can be built through art-making and transform to action for the empowerment of all concerned.
Limited in-person capacity is 8.
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