Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
Short-term outcomes include: 1. At least 400 Laura McArthur Elementary School children will participate in creating a mural in spring 2016. 2. At least 300 students will report gained understanding about specific painting and preparation techniques needed for creating a mural (through survey data or our documentary video); select student representatives will share their experiences publicly at the celebratory unveiling event. 3. At least 400 students, family members, and/or other community members will attend the celebratory unveiling event in May 2016. In the long term, the project will increase regional youth interest in painting and mural-making, as well as collaborative art. We will determine outcomes through various avenues. First, we will ask all participants to complete brief surveys on their last day of painting. Considering age appropriateness, we will pose questions such as: Did this project enhance your understanding of mural painting and/or art in general? Are you more interested in public art, based on your experience? What was your favorite part of the project? Will this experience encourage you to participate in future community art projects? Teaching Artists and Laura McArthur’s Art Specialist will also observe the learning that occurs throughout the process and students’ engagement in the interactive portions.
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