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How might positioning artistic practice as reflective limit the production of knowledge in art education by positioning theory ahead of practice, language over material, who above what? And, what might be done instead? Blueprinting theories with preservice art teachers illuminates such questions and explores ‘what is possible to see and say’ differently in art teacher preparation. Emboldened by contemporary materialisms, this visual essay exposes the poetic tangle where preservice teachers may have already pencilled in and sketched out some tentative ways of knowing/being/doing art education. The vibrant intra-activity of cyanotype photography attempts to eclipse this insistent hold on artmaking as reflective practice – just long enough that something different might be seen, said, felt, imagined in art teacher preparation.

Keywords: art education; contemporary materialisms; cyanotype photography; intra-action; poetic inquiry; preservice teachers

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Appalachian State University, USA

Publication date: March 1, 2018

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  • The International Journal of Education through Art is an English language journal that promotes relationships between art and education. The term 'art education' should be taken to include art, craft and design education. Each issue, published three times a year within a single volume, consists of peer-reviewed articles mainly in the form of research reports and critical essays, but may also include exhibition reviews and image-text features.

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