Artist in Residency

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,289
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Eden Valley-Watkins Elementary
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
April 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Stearns
Meeker
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
$2,289
Other Funds Leveraged
$580
Direct expenses
$2,869
Administration costs
$600
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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.

Measurable Outcome(s)

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.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Bob Flaschenriem, Bob Stenger, Jeremy Willner, Lisa Ludwig, Julie Meyer, Sarah Kuechle, Shelly Kern
Project Overview
Artist in Residency
Project Details
The Art of Observations
Project Manager
First Name
Heather
Last Name
Nathan
Organization Name
Eden Valley-Watkins Elementary
Street Address
901 Stearns Ave E
City
Eden Valley
State
MN
Zip Code
55329
Phone
(320) 453-2900
Email
hnathan@eagles.evw.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