March 18, 2019

Tinkering & Hacking :: Transforming an Arts Education Convention Bag to Render it Both More and Less Functional

Researching the educational process at the 2019 National Art Education Association convention in Boston.  How might experimental and democratic experimental educational experiences lead to deeper creativity and meaning-making compared with structured learning based on a fixed intent, process, and final product to be assessed?

Thanks to presenters Tyson Lewis, James Thurman, and Peter Hyland.  Thanks also to volunteer videographers Jamie Andrade and Laura Reeder.

Professor John Nordell teaches courses in the Visual and Digital Arts Program at American International College in Springfield, Mass. He blogs about the creative process at