Artist in Residency

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,678
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Clearview Elementary
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2013
End Date
February 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Sherburne
Stearns
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 ACHF Cultural Heritage

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,678
Other Funds Leveraged
$297
Direct expenses
$2,975
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The success for this project will be seen in many ways. First in creating the puppets they will be making creatures from many types of material. The follow up in painting them and then actually using them in a parade experience will give the children a chance to see them come to life. The whole experience will be one that will be creative and one that they will remember. The activities that Chris has planned for this residency will lead to the children to create puppets in a creative manner. The puppets will have many facial expressions that the children can combine with other puppets to create many moods. The project is so new for the children that it will be one they will remember for years to come. The arts experience to be gained by the children will not only encourage creativeness but also give the children one of their first experiences of working together toward a common goal of creating puppets. This experience will also be unique for one of our educational partners in which the College of Saint Benedict students who work with the children will have a special learning experience. They will now have a new way to teach art lessons to their future classes. To give them this opportunity to have a hands experience in such a new learning project will be one that will impact their teaching for years to come. This experience will result in these future kindergarten teachers preparing a unit plan for their future classrooms about puppets.Since this is such a hands-on project, the vast majority of the evaluation will be done by observation. The teachers have a number of measurements that are used to make artistic goals. They will have a daily journal of what is taking place with the children. Also, we will ask Chris to keep a log of what he sees the children doing as the puppets evolve. The main assessment for the project will be done by John who is a former teacher and university dean. He will be writing the evaluation report for the project. Also, the principal and art teacher will be involved in assessing the value of the project. As described earlier it will be the daily logs of the teachers who will keep track of how the children are progressing in making the puppets. The main thing we plan to learn from this project is to see how such a unique one can take place at the kindergarten level. We are bringing a new opportunity to these young children for the first time. The teachers are excited to make this happen for the children. We plan to use the results of our evaluation in planning for a project like this in the future for our primary age children. In making this available for the first time to such a young audience at Clearview Elementary we are bringing puppetry alive for 100 children. This has not happened before and thus we are clearly meeting the goal of making art more accessible for Minnesotans. We will measure this outcome by seeing the final result at the public program when the children display their work. But also, we will see what the teachers and Chris say in their journals about the project on a daily basis.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This residency in puppetry proved to be a wonderful experience for the children. The kindergarten children over the course of the week learned to make puppets out of milk cartons. The artistic skills they learned in applying different colors, pasting and

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Al Dahlgren, Les Green, Peter Hamerlinck, Cindy Harner, Bruce Mohs, Jerry Von Korff, Dennis Whipple
Project Overview
Puppetry at Clearview Elementary
Project Details
This project involves having Christopher Lutter-Gardells come to Clearview Elementary to conduct a residency on puppetry. He was chosen because this arts experience is something that these children have not had before. It will be unique to have this happen in our school.
Project Manager
First Name
John
Last Name
Bowden
Organization Name
Clearview Elementary
Street Address
7310 Hwy 24 SE
City
Clear Lake
State
MN
Zip Code
55319
Phone
(320) 217-5374
Email
jmpjbow@charter.net
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