Artist in Residency Grant - Round 2

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,862
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Discovery Elementary School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2013
End Date
May 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Wright
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

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,862
Other Funds Leveraged
$318
Direct expenses
$3,180
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The students will explore the use of elements of visual art including color, line, shape, value, form, texture, and space and how the principles of visual arts such a repetition, pattern, emphasis, contrast, and balance are used in the mosaic process. The students will follow a step-by-step process to collaboratively create an original three dimensional mosaic. This art experience will be used as a catalyst to express their ideas and experiences in writing. The students will share and describe their personal artwork and reflect on a presentation based on feedback from others.After demonstration and instruction on the elements of mosaic, the students will work with the Artist in Residence to create a checklist based on those elements. The checklist will guide them as they create and complete the mosaic and be used as a tool to assess the final product. After completing the mosaic, other classrooms at Discovery will celebrate the completion by writing six word stories about their impressions of the artwork. After the celebration, and the core group will share reflections of their peers and also discuss what the project meant to them. The students will use all this information to write an essay entitled Why Art is Valuable at My School.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Through small group discussions, students displayed a knowledge of the variety of types of lines and shapes, as well as an understanding of the color wheel. Through the work on the mosaic project, students demonstrated their clear comprehension of the use of complementary colors, harmony and variety. Students also were able to meet Discovery Elementary’s social skills goals by participating in this project. The kids demonstrated each of the Discovery 5Cs: Care, Collaborate, Contribute, Cooperate, Celebrate. As LeeAnn modeled these behaviors to the students during the work time, the students responded in kind. The Elevate the Arts mosaic will be on display in Discovery Elementary for years to come. Students also completed essays about Why Art Is Important at My School. A friend visited our classroom and shared a lesson on Six Word Stories. These stories are six carefully chosen words that are the essence of what you are trying to communicate – the heart of it all. At this time we would like to share our art stories with you. Art is very joyful to everyone. -Clayton, Grey and dull schools without art. - Brock, Art is active and it's life. - Luke, Art is colorful history with imagination. - Kenzie, Art is always in your heart. - Adison, The life of art is imagination. - Maggie, Art is a memory cherish it. - Kylie, Art creativity, mine yours. - Bridget, It's awesome having Art in life. - Kathryn, Art is your thoughts and imagination. - Evan, Art is imagination or creative color. - Ethan, Let the colors burst and collide. - Caden, Art is full of awesome colors. - Sam, My world is made of Art. - Sierra, Art is pretty much colorful history. - Reese, Art is stories without words. - Julia F., You learn and play with color. - Kate, Art is colors from the heart. - Brennan, Art gives paint to blank paper. - Trevor, Art is a lifetime of imagination. - Madison, Chop art hurt hearts need art. - Cadence

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Sue Lee, Patti Pokorney, Melissa Brings, Laurie Raymond, Ken Ogden, Dean Perry, Doug Olson, Scott Thielman
Project Overview
Elevate the Arts
Project Details
Students in Grades 3-4-5 at Discovery Elementary School will collaborate to create four large wall panels using the art of mosaic; and, will compose a literary work of art entitled Why Art is Valuable at My School.
Project Manager
First Name
Beth
Last Name
Nelson
Organization Name
Discovery Elementary School
Street Address
301 NE 2nd Ave
City
Buffalo
State
MN
Zip Code
55313-1653
Phone
(763) 682-8400
Email
bnelson@bhmschools.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Chris Rasmussen: art teacher for 35 years at Foley Senior High (retired), Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of Saint Benedict's/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Peter Veljkovich: realtor (retired), member of the Little Fine Arts Committee, county representative for the South Suburban Arts Committee, photographer, Disc Jockey; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict's/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; John Stander: Executive Director of Elk River Arts Alliance, career school administrator; 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, management, fundraising, Human Resources, mission-guided organizational planner.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Chris Rasmussen: art teacher for 35 years at Foley Senior High (retired), Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of Saint Benedict's/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Peter Veljkovich: realtor (retired), member of the Little Fine Arts Committee, county representative for the South Suburban Arts Committee, photographer, Disc Jockey; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict's/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; John Stander: Executive Director of Elk River Arts Alliance, career school administrator; 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, management, fundraising, Human Resources, mission-guided organizational planner.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No