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Patricia Belleville, Ed.D.

Chris Kahler, M.F.A.

Office: 2668 DFAC
Phone: 217-581-7009
Email: pkbelleville@eiu.edu
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Department Website: Art Education Option and Community Arts Option
Catalog Description

Patricia Belleville,  professor of art, currently serves as the graduate program’s coordinator for the online option programs in art education and community arts.  Belleville's area of research interest is “Background Knowledge,” which is what a student knows about knowledge in a particular domain. This knowledge manifests itself as vocabulary, and leads to concept formation through the use of vocabulary in the discussion and making of art. The ability to be able to use appropriate vocabulary in talking or thinking about art may also help adults retain a life long interest in art.

Admission to the graduate program option in art education or community arts requires an application to the Graduate School as well as an additional application to the
Department of Art. Please contact Belleville or visit the program's website for program admission criteria.