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Art as a Social Practice (3 credits)

FPC 5500 Topics in Art in Community
Instructors: Elizabeth A. Barton, Associate Professor, Research; Marion Jackson, Prof. Emerita, James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History
TechOne Building, Tech Town, Wed. 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Pre-requisite: junior level or above. Contact Elizabeth Barton at ac2913@wayne.edu

Through readings, weekly seminar discussions, and community projects, students examine the roles of art and visual artists in contemporary society – considering, particularly, how the social dynamic of creating and experiencing art can heal wounds, empower and enliven individuals, and revitalize communities. A distinctive feature of this course is regular participation in a community-based service learning project on site at an ArtsCorpsDetroit partner organization such as Michigan Children’s Hospital, Heidelberg Project, Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Mariners Inn, the Boll Family YMCA, or the Karmanos Cancer Center. Students are responsible for their own transportation; some sites are within walking distance of campus.