Expressive Art - Connected World

Full Course Title: 
Expressive Arts for an Interconnected World
Course Number: 
Section Number(s) and Day/Times Taught: 
199: W 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Section Number(s) and Day/Times Taught: 
201: Thursday 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Fall 2016
The Arts
RLC Name: 
Art Haus

This class will explore a hands-on relationship between traditional art and digital art using social media to convey a message for social change and healing. Students will research the history of the arts and expressive arts as a venue for social change. Emphasis will be on personal art-making as well as collaborate expressive responses to current issues combining an online social interaction with visual, theatrical, musical, digital and/or other expressive arts media. This class will engage in art making and creative expression but no art experience is necessary and materials will be provided. Students will become proficient in sharing their art through social media. For example, students will gift at least one individual or collaborative work for the second annual ASU World Art Drop Day on September 6, shared on a social media such as Instagram and Facebook. Students will also create a website as a social art focus.

NOTE:  Enrollment in this section is restricted to members of the Expressive Art - Connected World Residential Learning Community.


Katrina Plato is a registered art therapist with a doctorate in educational leadership from Appalachian State University and Expressive Arts from the European Graduate School. She is an adjunct professor in the Art Department at Appalachian State University. Katrina lives in Boone where she teaches, practices art therapy, and offers workshops in a variety of artistic processes. Her four grown sons have taught her the fun and value of digital arts and social media.

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey

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