Folk Arts: Culture, Community, and Classroom

Includes a Live Event on 06/10/2020 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

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Folk Arts: Culture, Community, and Classroom
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | 7-8 pm ET
FREE for NAEA Members; $49 for non-members

How can art educators assist students in appreciating what makes the place where they live special? Discover how the folk arts are uniquely suited to explore how traditional art forms reflect the history, aesthetics, geography, and values of different cultures and communities. Art educators and folklorists Doug Blandy and Paddy Bowman will introduce participants to strategies and resources for integrating local folk arts into art education curricula associated with schools, museums, and community arts centers.

Paddy Bowman

Paddy Bowman, MA in Folklore
Founding Director, Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education


Paddy Bowman is Founding Director of Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education and co-editor of the Journal of Folklore and Education. She has developed many folk arts education resources and training opportunities and served as adjunct faculty for Lesley University’s Integrated Teaching Through the Arts master’s program. Paddy received an MA in folklore from the University of North Carolina and was awarded the American Folklore Society’s Benjamin A. Botkin Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Public Folklore and is a Fellow of the Society. Recently, she was appointed to the board of the Front Porch, a roots music school and venue in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she lives.

Doug Blandy

Doug Blandy, PhD
Art Education Professor, Cultural Leadership and Folklore, University of Oregon

Doug Blandy is a Professor in the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) and Folklore and Public Culture (FLR) at the University of Oregon. His research and teaching addresses art educational experiences in community-based settings that meet the needs of all students within a lifelong learning context. Doug is a NAEA Distinguished Fellow, Chair of the National Art Education Foundation Board of Trustees, and a member of the board of Local Learning— The National Network for Folk Arts in Education. Blandy’s research has been published in Studies in Art Education, Art Education, Visual Arts Research, the Journal of Multicultural and Cross-Cultural Research in Art Education, and other journals. His most recent book, co-authored with Paul Bolin and published by Teachers College Press, is Learning Things: Material Culture in Art Education. Doug’s contributions to the field of have been recognized by the NAEA Manuel Barkan Award for scholarly publication, NAEA Art Educator of the Year (2010), NAEA Beverly Levett Gerber Special Needs Lifetime Achievement Award (2014), and the United States Society for Education through Art Edwin Ziegfeld Award (2015).

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