Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education (MAE)
Art and Design
Paula Eubanks - Chair
This research studies the effectiveness of teaching art appreciation to home schooled children ages 10-17 through a DBAE curriculum in pinhole photography via a weekend workshop. An autoethnographic approach to recording data about the students’ learning and my experience as their teacher was used in the research. Data was recorded as journal notes during and after each workshop from my experiences as their teacher and analyzed according to a grounded theory based on open coding. The workshop was open for registration of up to 25 home schooled students of any race, male or female, from the ages of 10 - 17. While the research reports a successful change in students’ appreciation of photography as a result of the workshop, parental values proved to be both an obstacle and area of potential future research.
Church, Elizabeth Ann, "An Autoethnographic Study of the Effectiveness of Teaching Art Appreciation through Pinhole Photography to Home Schooled Students" (2007). Art and Design Theses. Paper 17.