Art & Writing Workshops 2011

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,867
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Status
Completed
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Counties Affected
Benton
Morrison
Sherburne
Stearns
Todd
Wright
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,867
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Measurable Outcomes may be collected by survey, anecdotal responses, pre-test/post-test, observations; Describe proposed end user change in Behavior, Attitude, Skills, Knowledge, Condition and/or Status.Attendees will be able to identify at least one new learned skill or increased positive attitude toward art and/or writing [workshops: knowledge/attitude].

Measurable Outcome(s)

Attendees of the Art & Writing workshops appreciated the opportunity to try their hand at a variety of art techniques and projects. One attendee of the interactive dance performance wrote, "I saw different types of dance, and it was great to see the children join in-they learn so much this way!" A comment from someone who attended a mosaics workshop wrote, "[I learned] how to design, cut tile, use glue/grout. It was nice to do with my niece." Another wrote, "I learned that working at mosaics is really great fun. I learned everything I needed to work at beginning mosaic art. Lisa Arnold is fantastic." An attendee of a Minnesota Center for Book Arts workshop wrote that the class was, "Very fun! My first time in this library." People who attended writing workshops with Britt Aamodt said that they learned more about character development and writing techniques. Attendees of the Marie Olofsdotter workshops got to create their own 'house book,' a book in the shape of a house, with a variety of colorful papers from around the world. One person wrote that they learned to work more toward finishing a project and satisfying themselves with the outcome, and another wrote that they learned "a new way to be creative." Another attendee wrote, "It's great to make art with others!"

Project Overview

Each Great River Regional Library branch offered at least one art or writing workshop with a focus on either visual or performing arts or the art of the written word. Partners provided education on a variety of art and writing topics.

Project Details

Event Dates, Locations and Attendance at each individual event:

Marie Olofsdotter bookmaking
o Feb. 1 – Upsala, 25
o Feb. 3 – St. Michael, 20
o Feb. 5 – Cokato, 15
o Feb. 7 – Richmond, 18
o Feb. 10 – Cold Spring, 17
o Feb. 12 – Long Prairie, 17
o Feb. 15 – Elk River, 30
o Feb. 19 – Belgrade, 4

Dancing with Many Voices
o March 15 – Becker, 21
o March 19 – Swanville, 31
o Apr. 2 – Paynesville, 25
o Apr. 7 – Belgrade, 13
o Apr. 16 – St. Cloud, 96

Britt Aamodt writing workshops
o Nov. 9 – St. Cloud – Writing Great Beginnings, 20
o Nov. 30 – St. Cloud – Story Arcs, 21
o March 19 – Little Falls – Creating Characters, 11
o March 19 – Little Falls – Writing Great Beginnings, 11
o Apr. 26 – Cokato – Writing Great Beginnings, 5
o Apr. 30 – Rockford – Characters Who Live and Breathe, 10

ArtStart ScrapMobile workshops
o May 14 – Howard Lake – Rock Painting, 12
o May 23 – Little Falls – Shell Frame Work, 7
o May 25 – Elk River – Australian Painting, 2
o May 26 – Eagle Bend – Painting Sunsets at Eagle Valley High School, 10
o May 28 – Royalton – Painting Sunsets, 9
o June 1 – Pierz – Reusing Old Jeans, 26
o June 6 – Swanville – Painting Sunsets, 11
o June 7 – Long Prairie – Windsocks and Whirligigs, 17
o June 8 – Cokato – Beadazzled, 25
o June 8 – Annandale – Anime, 14
o June 8 – Foley – Painting Sunsets, 10
o June 9 – Cold Spring – Anime, 14
o June 9 – St. Michael – Beadazzled, 32
o June 9 – Staples – Painting Sunsets,6
o June 11 – Kimball – Japanese Kites, 11
o June 15 – Melrose – Beadazzled, 26
o June 16 – Monticello – Jewelry from Junk, 26
o June 17 – Grey Eagle – Beadazzled, 29
o June 20 – Rockford – Jewelry from Junk, 20
o June 22 – Belgrade – Jewelry from Junk, 12
o June 22 – Big Lake – Batik, 22
o June 23 – Clearwater – Shell Frame and Shadow Boxes, 20
o June 23 – Paynesville – Japanese Culture, 24
o June 23 – Sauk Centre – Beadazzled, 14
o June 24 – Richmond – Japanese Kites, 17
o June 25 – Waite Park – Bottles, Can and Wrappers, Oh My!, 4

Lisa Arnold – Mosaics workshops
o Apr. 19 – Cokato, 20
o Apr. 19 – Delano, 20
o Apr. 21 – Rockford, 20
o Apr. 25 – Becker, 16
o Apr. 25 – St. Michael, 22
o Apr. 27 – Swanville, 20
o Apr. 27 – Long Prairie, 24
o May 23 – Cold Spring, 19
o May 23 – Richmond, 14
o May 25 – Kimball, 17
o June 1 – Waite Park, 15
o June 1 – Clearwater, 9
o June 22 – Grey Eagle, 30
o June 22 – Upsala, 17
o June 27 – Howard Lake, 10
o June 27 – Annandale, 22
o June 29 – Pierz, 25
o June 29 – Royalton, 12
o June 30 – Staples, 20

Susan Armington “Around the World Story Boxes”
o June 6 – Albany, 3
o June 6 – Upsala, 4
o June 7 – Becker, 25
o June 7 – Rockford, 13
o June 8 – Big Lake, 20
o June 8 – Howard Lake, 6
o June 9 – Little Falls, 8
o June 10 – Elk River, 0
o June 10 – Monticello, 22
o June 11 – Clearwater, 4
o June 11 – St. Cloud, 7

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
o January 20 – Monticello – Snowflake Petal Fold, 6
o Apr. 18 – Upsala – Pressure Printing, 17
o May 7 – Clearwater – Tunnel Book, 16
o May 9 – Long Prairie – Landscape Tunnel, 24
o June 4 – Pierz – Petal Fold Book, 7
o June 7 – St. Michael – Landscape Pop-up, 20
o June 13 – Staples – Landscape Pop-up, 13
o June 15 – Waite Park – Accordion Book, 14
o June 16 – Delano – Landscape Tunnel, 26
o June 17 – Big Lake – Tunnel Book, 30
o June 29 – Belgrade – Petal Fold Book, 11
o June 30 – Paynesville – Landscape Tunnel, 9
o June 30 – Eagle Bend – Landscape Pop-up, 8

Shayann Hoffer “Cartoon Art”
o May 2 – Becker, 8
o May 3 – Sauk Centre, 8
o May 5 – Buffalo, 12
o May 7 – St. Michael, 5
o May 7 – Monticello, 5

Elisa Korenne “One World, Many Songs”
o June 13 – Delano, 27
o June 23 – Staples, 9
o June 23 – Eagle Bend, 3
o June 27 – Little Falls, 5
o June 27 – Pierz, 7
o June 29 – Grey Eagle, 4

Partner Organization(s): Various artists, see Dates/Locations for details.
Partner Organization(s) Contribution/Role in the Program: Provided workshops.

Program Outputs: See individual program attendance with locations/dates.
Total programs: 99
Total attendance: 1,588