Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,400
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Washington Elementary School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2017
End Date
July 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Carlton
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,400
Other Funds Leveraged
$3,090
Direct expenses
$8,490
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The goal of this grant is to integrate the arts into the science curriculum. For years, the third grade team has wanted to expand our Physics of Sound unit to include constructing and playing quality musical instruments. Then we found Ross Sutter, and we knew that the activities he presented and the musical instruments he builds with students were a perfect match to fit our needs! Outcomes: Students will participate in activities using musical instruments they have constructed to enhance their understanding of the physics of sound. Use scientific thinking processes to conduct investigations while observing, communicating, comparing, and organizing. Phase 1 evaluation: Using Google forms students will respond to the following sample questions: What did you learn during this unit? Is there something that confuses you? Which experiment did you like best? Phase 2 sample evaluation questions: Which instrument did you enjoy making the most? Why? Which song did you learn to play most successfully? Did you enjoy sharing your instruments with the other students in the building? Explain. Which was the most challenging instrument to make? To play? Why? Classroom teachers will also complete a reflective evaluation of the artist in residence, as well as complete an evaluation of whether student outcomes were met. Phase 3: Compile results.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Students will use the creative process to build and learn to play 3 musical instruments while deepening their understanding of related science concepts. 120 students will learn a new art form or deepen their existing skills by working directly with a professional artist.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Kim Peddle, Annette Wick, Jason Godnai, Will Donofrio, Heather Johnson, Katherine Buytaert, Andrea Casek
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant
Project Details
Whistle While You Work-on Creating Your Own Instruments!
Project Manager
First Name
Robbi
Last Name
Mondati
Organization Name
Washington Elementary School
Street Address
802 12th St
City
Cloquet
State
MN
Zip Code
55720
Phone
(218) 879-3369x 5076
Email
kpeddle@isd94.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor of Music at University of Minnesota-Duluth, pianist; Candace LaCosse: North House Folk School instructor, leatherwork designer and crafter; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artists, poet, and former Children’s Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Quentin Stille: student liaison, College Music Director - KUMD.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Quentin Stille: student liaison, College Music Director - KUMD.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No