Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,610
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Susan L. Hawkinson
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
November 2014
End Date
May 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Itasca
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,610
Other Funds Leveraged
$660
Direct expenses
$5,270
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Short-range learning objectives of this project are to read and understand the story poem, Tina Christina Sestina, on literal and figurative levels by practicing reading for meaning, recognizing and understanding figurative language, and making new connections between what students already know and what they are learning. They will write class, small group, or individual sestinas. Long-range learning objectives are to expose students and adults to poetry and to thoroughly explain and discuss one form in order to make poetry more accessible and enjoyable for everyone.Fourth- and fifth-graders will evaluate reading and writing sestinas through their personal anecdotes, which will be recorded, and through an evaluation form. Written evaluations will come from classroom teachers and from Jan Ferraro and me. College students and adults will fill out a survey.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1. 133 students read and discussed Tina Christina Sestina on literal and figurative levels by practicing reading for meaning, by recognizing and understanding figurative language, and by making new connections between what they already knew and what they were learning. 2. 108 students either wrote their own sestinas or finished one that I had started for them. Some did both. Students worked individually or in pairs. 3. 25 students were involved in performing the draft of my play or making props for the play or both. 4. 25 students made scratch art owls after examining and discussing the scratch art illustrations in Tina Christina Sestina. They produced other artwork as well that relied on Tina Christina Sestina content and artwork. 5. During the May 2015 First Friday Art Walk, fourth-grade students discussed with community members the above-mentioned artwork, which the class was exhibiting at Frame Up.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant
Project Details
The proposed project includes interactive reading and writing sessions for fourth- and fifth-graders as well as events for college students and adults, all of which will focus on the poetic form called the sestina.
Project Manager
First Name
Susan
Last Name
Hawkinson
Organization Name
Susan L. Hawkinson
State
MN
Phone
(218) 327-2533
Email
susanondoan@msn.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; Ken Bloom: Director of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; Peter Pestalozzi: furniture maker, wood worker; Catherine Meier: website designer, printmaker, drawer, animator; David Beard: Assistant Professor of University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Ashley Leek: student of Art Education at University of Minnesota-Duluth, ceramic artist, art educator; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; David Beard: Assistant Professor of University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No