2012 Student Research Conference:
25th Annual Student Research Conference

Adapting Art for the Individual
Claire M. Schueler
Dr. Peter S. Kelly, Dr. Heather Cianciola, and Prof. Wynne Wilbur, Faculty Mentors

As an instructor of an art class for people with disabilities in Adair County, I have found there is a shortage of project ideas when working with the disabled. In this research presentation, I will combine my experience as a volunteer art educator with research in psychology, art, and disability studies to create adapted lesson plans focused on those with disabilities. Three popular art methods will be presented and analyzed: painting, printmaking, and clay building. Adaptations within these media will be examined and recommended for individuals with varying disabilities, such as pervasive developmental disorder, cerebral palsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and intellectual disabilities. During the presentation, audience members will also become more cognizant of art classes in the Kirksville area that provide lessons to people with disabilities.

Keywords: Art, Disabilities, Adaptations

Topic(s):Disability and the Arts
Art - Studio Art

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 303-2
Location: OP 2210
Time: 1:15

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