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Community Arts Praxis

Richmond County Community Mural, North Carolina


This page will be used for course work associated with the Community Arts Praxis course.

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Case Study

Case Study Summary:  The Eugene Free School is an organization based in Eugene, Oregon, that supports local arts practices as well as general skill-building through free classes that are taught and organized by volunteers.  Classes are held in a number of different locations around Eugene, and the topics range from multiple forms of dance and yoga to language circles and cooking.  While some of the classes offered are not arts related in a traditional sense, the overall goal of the program is to benefit the community through sharing and learning.  The Free School’s mission is structured to support expressive practices that are folkloric by nature; they are non-institutional and non-commercial, based on human interaction, and reflect the values of the community.  By valuing the experience of sharing and learning over the content that is being shared, the Eugene Free Schools promotes practices that as a student of Folklore, I would like to see more of in my community.

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