Artist in Residency
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education
Students will: 1. increase vocabulary in both art and science. 2. Increase strategies for observing and describing what they see. 3. Develop an awareness of public art and the role it plays in a community. 4. Create two personal artworks that demonstrate new observation and artistic skills and deeper science understanding. 5. Have work exhibited in an art show. 6. Participate in a proposal for public art for the school. Teachers will: 1. Develop new strategies for use in the classroom to help students observe and describe. 2. Expand their ability to incorporate art into other core curriculum areas.The following evaluation means will be used: 1. Recording pre and post vocabulary walls in each classroom 2. Video of students participating in a descriptive review of the River's Edge Mural 3. Copy of proposal for a piece of public art for their school as was presented to the principal 4. Photographs of student artwork in an exhibit 5. Video of students developing proposal for public art piece 6. Teacher logs of student, parent and colleague comments and of new strategies they have for teaching art and science. 7. Video of teacher using Descriptive Review in her classroom 8. New lesson plans developed that show art integration in other core curriculum.
After being exposed to public art through the River's edge mural, a lesson on descriptive review, a drawing and clay lesson, and public art observation in downtown St Cloud the students achieved the following goals: 1. Increased observation strategies critical to both art and science measured through in class discussions and teacher observation of group and individual work. 2. Expanded art and science vocabulary measured within research projects about Minnesota wildlife in both writing and science class. 3. New drawing and clay skills measured by follow up drawings and clay projects at school. 4. A heightened sense and appreciation for public art measured by class discussion and public art proposal created by students. 5. Experience drafting and presenting a proposal for public art measured by final proposal presented to building principal.
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