Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Browning Neddeau


This Capstone Paper focused on implementing art into low-income communities. The participants for the Capstone Project included 32 fifth-grade students in a public elementary school located on California’s Central Coast. The Capstone Project began by showing the students a video with figurative language music. After that, the researcher showed a presentation on the different figurative language to help the students understand the project better. The students then got into groups of four and created a poster on each of the different figurative language. After that, the next day, the students created Paint-Chip Poetry to reflect on what they had learned about figurative language. The projects findings concluded that art helped the students concentrate on studies for the rest of the day. The Capstone Project connects to becoming a future educator to help incorporate arts in the classrooms so it can benefit the student academics.

Included in

Art Education Commons