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The role of screen-print projects in enhancing awareness of active citizenship : a case study at artist proof studio

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. Kim Berman; Vedant Nanackchand en_US
dc.contributor.author Hartwig, Claudia Katarina
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-31T08:42:54Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-31T08:42:54Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-31
dc.date.submitted 2012-05-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/5345
dc.description M.Tech. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study is based on the premise that awareness of active citizenship among South African citizens should be encouraged and can be developed through specific educational and skills interventions embedded in Visual Art learning programmes. South Africa‟s developing democracy requires active citizens with the capacity to disseminate values of equality, dignity, liberty and social justice, amongst other constitutional rights. Our country‟s history in the struggle for liberation encompasses a legacy of resistance, and screen-printed protest posters played an important role in communicating dissent towards the apartheid state (Seidmann 2009, Peffer 2009). My research examines the role of screen-printing as a particular graphic medium which is an organising tool to create awareness and communication. The project uses co-operative enquiry as a participatory action research method to facilitate the application of hand-made fine art screen-printed artworks and posters that support skills development, an understanding of self-identity and a sharing of skills that contribute to active citizenship. I present three visual art screen-printing projects that I facilitated from 2010 to 2011 at Artist Proof Studio (APS), an art centre in Johannesburg, whose mission is to inculcate aspects of active citizenship among the participating learners. I contend that the combination of all three screen-print projects presented to the group of students, leads to skills-development, awareness of personal identity and participation in community engagement projects which may enhance their ability to participate as active citizens and which in turn supports the mission statement of the education unit at APS. Such an intervention serves as a learning model that can further contribute to social, educational and economic redress among the participants at APS. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Citizenship en_US
dc.subject Community engagement en_US
dc.subject Screen process printing en_US
dc.subject Visual art learning programs en_US
dc.subject Artist Proof Studio (Johannesburg, South Africa) en_US
dc.subject Community education
dc.subject Social participation
dc.title The role of screen-print projects in enhancing awareness of active citizenship : a case study at artist proof studio en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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