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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ID 325 Artist in the Community

This course fulfills the Global Connections Experience requirement and has been designed with the criteria for those experiences in mind. It provides a sustained cross-cultural experience in conjunction with local schools and community organizations. Students engage in personal creative development through various hands on art projects within the first section of the course. Beginning in weeks five or six, the second section provides the opportunity for students to take that creative expression to the community in order to explore the power of art to bring people together, create connections across differences, and re-create community spaces. Community service hours in organizations occur primarily during class time. The course concludes with an art exhibit of student work to be shared with the Arcadia community, friends and family. Students from a variety of disciplines are invited to enroll and no particular prior background experiences in the arts are required. All students are required, however, to make a commitment to stretching beyond the familiar as they meet new people and engage in individual and community art making.

Note: Background checks and child abuse clearances are required for some locations.