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Recreation and Leisure Studies
REC 100
Diana Parry

Leisure and the Arts: November 22, 2012 Agenda What is art? Art as leisure Barriers to arts participation Contemporary thoughts: Technology, access and audience The Rise of the Creative Class A leisure research example What is Art? The definition and meaning of terms like ‘art’ and ‘creativity’ can be debated Examples Like: graffiti, mona lisa, muppets, Justin Bieber etc. • • Art as a shared experience • Appreciate of Beautyssion • Art is individually defined • Who’s to say what is ‘art’ and what is not? • Subjective, which is precisely what makes itArtistic • Personal, Evocative, Emotional, Expressive • Art is about the Meaning, not just to the person creating it, but the person who is engaging/consuming it For the sake of this discussion, ‘the arts’ include • Creative and or Expressive Art as a Shared Experience Artistic expression is an universal human experience: Evidence of human art dating back over 35,000 years ago has been confirmed Artistic expression is a uniquelyhuman experience shared by every culture Why do Humans Engage in the Arts? (Rafferty, 2008) Class’s thoughts • Universal Language • Interest and Enjoyment • Recreate an experience • Sharing Perception • Emotional Outlet and Escape Research shows: To express emotion • To explore new/alternative ideas • Community belonging • Traditions and cultural Expression • Self fulfillment • Theory: to explain phenomenon, why theories exist, why phenomena matters, and what the meanings of certain phenomenons are. Trying to understand phenomenas. Many theories continue to debate the roots of the human artistic experience based upon concepts such as: Unexpressed emotion and collective consciousness Self-actualization/fulfillment as part of being fully human create and express ourselves though art) Mastery and attempts to make sense of the world around us • demonstrates skills and abilities But, no theory seems to be a perfect fit… • Never being full able to understand it because different types of art means different things to different people, at differ- ent times. We do know is that art seems to be a universal human experience that we value/share/seek/create (sounds like something else… LEISURE!) Art as Leisure Art-making and leisure experiences share similar characteristics including: • Intrinsic Motivation • Freedom of choice • Freedom of consequences • Etc... Flow is very common in artistic pursuits: when your skill level matches the challenge of the pursuit. Characteristics of Flow, and are often represented in an artistic experience. • Skill challenge balance • Pursuits done for the sake of them • Focus • Demand forAction • Loss of self consciousness • Timelessness • Present and Clarity • Total Control If you do not participate in theArts as leisure, why do you think that is?Are the benefits coming from elsewhere? • One could argue that something they do, that is not considered arts, still gives them the benefits of the arts. like working out at the gym. What are some barriers that people face to participating in the arts? (Rafferty, 2008) • Financial • Perception of ability • Risk of exposure
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