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Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal

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Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal



The journal Artizein supports the notion of the arts being a way for preparing for the possible. The Greek verb artizein means to prepare. An etymological search reveals the word’s close associations are good company for the arts with examples such as artem (L.), meaning a skill or craft; artus(L.), suggesting a joining or fitting together; or artios (Gr.), describing that which is complete or suitable.

We offer Artizein as an opportunity to find possibilities via crafting, preparing and joining together a community of artists, teachers, and scholars.

“There is no inherent difference between fullness of activity and artistic activity; the latter is one with being fully alive. Hence, it is not something possessed by a few persons and setting them apart from the rest of mankind, but is the normal or natural human heritage.” –John Dewey