Showing Up: A Creative Reflection on Ritualization for Art Educators



This creative reflection looks thoughtfully at the act of ritualization as a potential pedagogical tool towards letting go of more outcome-based processes and releasing predetermined expectations. Stemming from the authors repeated actions of showing up to the canvas daily, this visual essay explores the possibility that ritualization may resituate the self and allow for new understandings to present themselves in an emergent way. Using personal experience as the starting point, the essay asks how ritualizing the act of art-making without predetermined outcomes, may impact art educators and their practice.

Keywords: Ritualization, art education, pedagogy, emergence, repetition

How to Cite: Wurtzel, K. (2022) “Showing Up: A Creative Reflection on Ritualization for Art Educators”, Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education. 39(1). doi: