In this article I make a case for holistic art education and demonstrate the transformative power of art and art teachers through two interconnected stories. The first is about my introduction to art in my sixth-grade class, and how this experience changed my life. The second, set more than fifty years later, is about my retirement from and return to teaching. These stories address why a holistic approach to teaching is so important and relevant today; relate how I came to develop my own approach; and describe how I implemented it in a teacher-training course. The message they send is that art matters and that we as artists and art educators need to keep on doing what we do.
Bates, Jane K.
"Keep On Going...,"
Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal: Vol. 6:
1, Article 8.
Available at: https://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/atj/vol6/iss1/8