Beginners Guide to Community-Based Arts

Ten Graphic Stories about Artists, Educators & Activists Across the U.S.

With Ellen Forney

Ten transformative local arts projects come alive in this comics-illustrated training manual for youth leaders and teachers. This energetic guidebook demonstrates the enormous power of art in grassroots social change. It presents proven models of community-based arts programs, plus techniques, discussion questions, and plentiful resources.

Details

Title Beginners Guide to Community-Based Arts
Subtitle Ten Graphic Stories about Artists, Educators & Activists Across the U.S.
BISAC Subject Heading CGN000000 COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
ART037000 ART / Art & Politics
CGN007000 COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Nonfiction
Audience 01 General / trade
Credit Keith Knight and Mathew Schwarzman
Title First Published 25 August 2005
Includes Bibliography; Appendices; Commentaries
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 200 p. Bibliography . Appendices . Commentaries .
ISBN-10 0-9766054-3-0
ISBN-13 978-0-9766054-3-0
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9780976605430
Publication Date 01 October 2005
Main content page count 200
Illustrations 200 Illustrations
illustrations, black & white
Dimensions 6.6 x 10.1 x 0.5 in.
Weight 14 oz.
List Price $21.95
 

Summary

Preface
Packing For The Trip
Meet Me at the Crossroads
Glossary
A New Look
Let's Go!

Tales From The Road
Contact
I-Am-Going-But-I-Shall-Return Chris Edaakie, Zuni Pueblo
More Than Aerobics Rhodessa Jones, San Francisco
Research
Visual Griot Ricardo Levins Morales, Minneapolis
Coal Bucket Outlaw Tom Hansell, Kentucky / West Virginia
Action
Comadres Mujer Artes, San Antonio
That Luminous Place Village of Arts and Humanities, Philadelphia
One Love Isangmahal Arts Kollective, Seattle
Feedback
Talk Back Tory Read, Denver
Town Hall In Cyberspace Picture Projects, New York City / Internet
Teaching
Jessie's Story Young Aspirations / Young Artists, New Orleans

Baggage Claim

Resources
Trailblazers
Artist Profiles
Links to the Field
CRAFT Activities Table
Sample CRAFT Program Design

Credits
Acknowledgements
Bios

Reviews

Press Reviews

CommunityArtsNetwork
Nov 1, 2005
"Beginner's Guide to Community-Based Arts" is a rich combination of life stories, curriculum ideas and insights about the importance of nurturing creativity to confront the difficult circumstances
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- Erica Kohl

Midwest Book Review - Lorraine's Bookshelf
Apr 8, 2011
"Beginner's Guide to Community-Based Arts: Ten Graphic Stories about Artists, Educators & Activists across the U.S." is an amazing educational collection of thousands of social change artists
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- Nancy Lorraine


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