Saying What You See in the Dark: Engaging Children Through Art

  • Mary Ann Reilly Morris School District
Keywords: literacy, transmediation, art conversation, painting, poetry, symbol system, intellectual endeavors, visual art, imagination

Abstract

In this article, I explore the process of transmediation by examining selected art conversations—nonverbal communication made through painting—and poetry that urban fifth graders composed in response to a query about how they learn. Specifically, I examine three students’ works, noting how the use of multiple symbol systems helped each to compose strong visual and written texts. In studying the work the students composed, I conclude that visual art and poetry make fine partners in intellectual endeavors aimed at educating the imagination.

Published
2009-03-01
How to Cite
ReillyM. A. (2009). Saying What You See in the Dark: Engaging Children Through Art. LEARNing Landscapes, 3(1), 69-87. https://doi.org/10.36510/learnland.v3i1.318