Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
To promote understanding of Duluth’s history and culture, its unique geographical location by one of the greatest freshwater lakes in the world and the quality of life of its citizens through the creation of children’s art. The outcomes will foster the development of children’s artistic literacy by exploring a variety of artistic processes and by responding to works at the Tweed Museum of Art and to each other’s works in informal critiques and from writing artist statements. The students will learn through the process of presenting their artworks in three local exhibitions, followed by international exhibition venues in our Sister Cities, Ohara, Växjö, Petrozavodsk, Thunderbay and Rania. Children will gain knowledge and appreciation about historic and contemporary artistic traditions and innovations; Children will gain new artistic skills through hands-on art making by creating original drawings, paintings, digital photographs and prints that celebrate Duluth; Children will be able to explain to others how art is a universal language across many cultures and explain a newly gained understanding of our local economy and culture through art. A survey will be completed by students. After art openings, we will debrief to find out what went well, what didn't go well and what we can do differently next time. A board member will take notes on that process for future planning.
Measurable Outcomes: Identify and correctly use various art media and evaluate the use of various art media to create specific pieces of art and convey a story. Explain to others how art is a universal language across many cultures. Apply new art skills in other areas of life (problem solving, working in a group, starting and finishing a long-term project). Explain to others a newly gained understanding of our local economy and culture.
Other, local or private