Artist in Residency

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,735
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Early Childhood Family Ed.
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
May 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Wright
Hennepin
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,735
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,637
Direct expenses
$98
Administration costs
$500
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.02
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The children will learn types of lines that make a drawing (straight, curved, angled) and recognize elements of circles and dots then use these art words in creating 3 specific drawings. By thinking of the types of lines they will learn an approach to the challenge of putting marks on their paper to represent something that they see and know but that they may not have attempted to draw before. Opposite concepts that the preschool teachers have previously taught during the year will be included (ex above/below, up/down, big/small, far/near, in/out) in the drawings then the children will identify the parts of their drawings that illustrate this. A drawing of a turtle character from the preschool social emotional curriculum will support teachers work with the children and motivate children to try a familiar fun subject. The children will have experienced an effective problem-solving technique of breaking down a large project into smaller pieces so the task does not seem as daunting. This will happen at every stage as we look at smaller parts of the drawing to see how the lines were made, and see that thinking of it as little bits at a time will calm worries they may have that the drawing may be too hard. Success will be evident in the completion of each drawing, as children will be able to point to straight lines, curved lines, etc., as well as things that are opposites that were included in their work (inside/outside, above/below etc.). Their work creating drawings that closely resemble the animal and surroundings will also be a strong measure of their success learning the concepts presented. Each teacher will have her unique input for other concepts to be included in the four drawing lessons which will match her particular class curriculum plan.Pairing drawing with the different curriculum areas naturally lends itself to survey and observation of the children's work to determine if learning has taken place. There will be many samples of student work that will point to a successful project and goals met. The children will be asked to show the things they have drawn that are opposites: above/below, inside/outside, etc. the primary focus of their drawings. They will be able to describe their choices of appropriate additions to the drawings and why they were chosen and drawn. They will choose their two favorite pieces of work to exhibit at a Student Art Gallery, and they will be able to tell why the pieces are their favorites, and to point to specific areas and describe what is important about them. This will also give the students a chance to talk about their work to their parents, as it is important to them when they have their work displayed in a careful manner, as grown up artwork would be also. Another impact of this residency will be that the 5 Early Childhood Family Education Preschool teachers will learn from Mary Ellen the resident artist, how to teach preschool children how to draw in developmentally appropriate ways using the methods Mary Ellen presents with children. See supporting material pdf of child showing his drawing from spring 2013 TARP drawing lesson where you can see how he drew the arm of the animal inside the body shape and another arm outside; also the panda subject matches the class' focus on a field trip to a Zen Shorts play, hearing the Zen Shorts stories read in class previously, using bamboo blocks, seeing panda and bamboo pictures in the classroom, and watching a panda cam live video of pandas etc. This shows how the drawing lessons can accomplish the goals planned by extending and enriching the teacher planned curriculum.

Measurable Outcome(s)

All children were taught drawing concepts that included "lines: thick and thin, angled, dots and circles," positions of "above, below, next to," they had 4 drawing lessons and drew animals based on their preschool field trips or social emotional curriculum ex sheep from the farm or "Twiggles the turtle" then had an art gallery for families and friends where they exhibited their "best" drawing. The teachers observed and supported the children's learning and drawing and watched that the children had success o

Description of Funds
Recipient Board Members
Patti Porkorney, Sue Lee, Melissa Brings, Doug Olson, Dean Perry, Laurie Raymond, Ken Ogden
Project Overview
Artist in Residency
Project Details
Preschool Drawing Lessons
Project Manager
First Name
Davonna
Last Name
Tierney
Organization Name
Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Early Childhood Family Ed.
Street Address
301 2nd Ave NE
City
Buffalo
State
MN
Zip Code
55313
Phone
(763) 682-8780
Email
dtierney@buffalo.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 Saint Cloud State University Program Board; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; Chris Rasmussen: retired Foley High School art teacher, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; John Stander: Executive Director of Elk River Arts Alliance, career school administrator; Helene Woods: Board Member of the Monticello Arts Council.
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; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; Chris Rasmussen: retired Foley High School art teacher, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; John Stander: Executive Director of Elk River Arts Alliance, career school administrator; Helene Woods: Board Member of the Monticello Arts Council.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No