Art Project Legacy

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,113
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Hutchinson Center for the Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2013
End Date
October 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
McLeod
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,113
Other Funds Leveraged
$5,750
Direct expenses
$11,863
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Our goal is to broaden the arts curriculum offered in the public schools, providing instruction in all mediums of art from educated, professional artists that students don’t have access to during the summer months, and that home school students rarely have access to. We hope that students will gain a sense of new knowledge and possibilities through art. We aim to not only develop their artistic skills such as painting and drawing, but to further develop other curriculum in correlation to the arts. For example, a lesson on textiles, and or basket weaving has an aim of course, of creating a basket, but also future work in math and learning about ancient cultures. In addition to cultivating artistic skills and hand-eye coordination, we hope to cultivate a sense of art appreciation in youth.Our teachers will implement the use of rubric to see if the child has learned the technique being offered. The teacher provides the mechanical technique and fosters an environment where the child’s individual spirit is free to express and develop itself. Setting up a rubric will help see visible signs of attempting each step. At the end of the program we will also ask parents to complete surveys grading each class, the teachers, the technique taught and implemented and to rate their student’s advancement and skill level. We will ask the students themselves to rate the classes, teachers and projects to gain insight on what classes we should be teaching at the center. The teachers for suggestions on future classes to add to the curriculum. Visitors to the gallery will be asked to tell us their impression of the show at the Meet the Artist reception and during the following week when the students' work is on display.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Every participant created art according to the curriculum. They were able to pursue art forms not normally taught in the schools due to budget constraints, and were introduced to art history, stain glass, pottery, etc.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Corey Stearns, Steve Gasser, Tom Wirt, Heather Knorr, Lena Mowlem, Dolf Moon, Joshua Schroeder, James Fahey, Kris Haag, Kim Koski, Roman Bloemke, Mary-Anne Kohls, Holly Dapper, Careen Pierson, Sue Munz, Mike Zylstra
Project Overview
It's a Classic!
Project Details
2013 Youth Summer Arts Camps
Project Manager
First Name
Tom
Last Name
Wirt
Organization Name
Hutchinson Center for the Arts
Street Address
PO Box 667 15 Franklin St SW
City
Hutchinson
State
MN
Zip Code
55350
Phone
(320) 587-7278
Email
twirt@hutchtel.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Jane Link: visual artist, board member of Milan Village Arts School, and Milan Community Education, and Greater Milan Initiative; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, certified clinical musician, founder and coordinator of Rhythm of the River music/art festival; Janet Olney: artist, coordinator for Willmar Area Arts Council, founding member of Kaleidoscope Gallery; Randy Meyer: visual artist and farmer, former art teacher; Kate Aydin: retired educator, multidisciplinary curriculum developer, board member of Lincoln County Pioneer Museum; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner of Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president of Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member of Prairie Music Association and Prairie Oasis Players, former clogger; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, participant in community theater productions, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Emily Olson: musician, writing instructor; Tamara Isfeld: visual artist, art teacher for Renville County West Schools, Arts Meander planning committee, board member at Granite Arts Council and Renville Friends of the Arts; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, treasurer of Rock County Fine Arts Association, board member for Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County, Art Rocks planning committee; Sydney Massee: visual artist, quilter, behind the scenes assistant in theatre productions, board member of Lac qui Parle Valley School District; Audrey Fuller: writer, arts advocate, tribal planner, grant writer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Craig Edwards: potter, past board member for Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council, founder of New London Art Center, member of Kaleidoscope Artist Cooperative; Maggie Harp: musician, music teacher, active member of New London arts and theatre community; Deb Larson: visual artist, president of Big Stone County Arts Council; Jane Link: visual artist, board member of Milan Village Arts School, and Milan Community Education, and Greater Milan Initiative; Roberta Trooien: musician, professor, author; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, participant in community theater productions, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Greta Murray (507) 537-1471