Artist in Residency

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,970
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Becker Community Education
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2012
End Date
October 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Sherburne
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,970
Other Funds Leveraged
$330
Direct expenses
$3,300
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Collaboration through art making is the most fundamental goal of this residency. Working together with an artist-in-residence will encourage students to see art as an integral part of their education and as well positive aspect in their community. In theory, this collaboration experience will result in a greater appreciation for the visual arts in the Becker community as a whole. This community appreciation will ignite through an opportunity to witness and enjoy the artwork with a community artwork unveiling. The public unveiling event would be an optimum time to showcase other student artwork as well- a district art show per se. A measurable outcome of this art show event would be student, parent and public attendance numbers as well as publicity articles in the local paper as well as on our district website and electronic outdoor reader board. This piece of art will be a permanent part of one of our main entrances on the school campus. Although the specific subject matter of the mosaic has yet to be decided, school colors and mascot emblems would be a well-received, community-inspired choice. Visitors to the school will feel a sense of Bulldog Pride" as the mosaic piece will be prominently displayed.Student goal achievement will be measured based on an evaluation rubric, self-reflection and peer review. Since participation will not be included in a class grade assessment, the rubric and other evaluation tools will be for objective purposes only. Four themes will be highlighted on the rubric: 1) Collaboration, 2) Creativity, 3) Critical Thinking, and 4) Methods/Techniques. Criteria under each theme may include the following: Did the students effectively work with each other in completing the project? Do they understand the values and variations in texture, pattern and contrast? What specific artistic skills did the students take away from this project? In working as a team, what were some of the rewards and some of the challenges? How did the student add to the design process of the piece? Peer critique will also be used in evaluation ("peers" may include students as well as administrators, community members, the Artist In Residence herself as well as the art teachers involved with the collaboration). This method can lead to refined and evaluated thoughts and can maximize artistic efforts and ideas between individuals. By interpreting othersÆ opinions and thoughts in visual form, students not only realize their own interpretations of beliefs but also of those of other cultural and historical perspectives. Critiquing through an open-ended but guided prompt encourages students to respond with originality but also gain a sense of appreciation for othersÆ work. Reflection and review on this scale can lead to an increase in self-confidence, self-discipline, motivation and persistence."

Measurable Outcome(s)

Collaboration through art making was the most fundamental goal of this residency. Working together with an artist-in-residence did encourage students to see art as an integral part of their education and as well positive aspect in their community. In theo

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Becker Schools- Mosaic Art
Project Details
Artist - Judy Sell will work with students in all age groups in the district creating one mosaic that will be displayed in a prominent location in our high school. This mosaic will be comprised of both found and bought materials, creating a collaborative piece of prominence in our community.
Project Manager
First Name
Michelle
Last Name
Peacock
Organization Name
Becker Community Education
Street Address
12000 Hancock St
City
Becker
State
MN
Zip Code
55308-9526
Phone
(763) 261-4506
Email
mpeacock@becker.k12.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Janice Courtney: Arts Advisor/Assistant Director of St. Cloud State University Program Board; P.J. Fanberg: Executive Director of Land Of Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of St Benedicts/St John's University Fine Arts Series; Chris Rasmussen: retired Foley Senior High School art teacher, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of St Benedicts/St John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; John Stander: Executive director for Elk River Arts Alliance, school administrator; Peter Veljkovich: served on the Littleton Fine Arts Committee and as county representative for the South Suburban Arts Committee, Fine Arts Photographer, Writer, Disc Jockey; Helene Woods: Board Member of the Monticello Arts Council; Sharon Tracy: Coon Rapids High School Humanities and English Teacher; Charlene Sul: Art Director for Hands Across the World, facilitator, Art Lecturer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Janice Courtney: Arts Advisor/Assistant Director of Saint Cloud State University Program Board; P.J. Fanberg: Executive Director of Land Of Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; Chris Rasmussen: retired Foley Senior High School art teacher, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of Saint Benedicts/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; John Stander: Executive Director for Elk River Arts Alliance, school administrator; Peter Veljkovich: served on the Littleton Fine Arts Committee and as county representative for the South Suburban Arts Committee, Fine Arts Photographer, Writer, Disc Jockey; Helene Woods: Board Member of the Monticello Arts Council; Sharon Tracy: Coon Rapids High School Humanities and English Teacher; Charlene Sul: Art Director for Hands Across the World, facilitator, Art Lecturer.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No