ACHF Arts Education
Train 40 youth and 20 adults as community mosaic facilitators who will then assist up to 525 additional persons in learning mosaics through community-based workshops. Through registration and attendance, and participant's pre and post-survey on skills. The community mosaic facilitators will progress through a skill set in order to become community arts teachers, including how to work with different populations. 2: With nine partners in Phillips and two each in Austin and Hopkins, we will teach mosaics to diverse groups and create planters, a mural, and other public art. Through the evaluations by the partners and participants in workshops at their sites, and peer review of the completed public art.
We proposed work with 9 partners in Phillips, and 2 each in Austin and Hopkins, in order to teach mosaics to diverse groups and create public art. Phillips groups (Shalom Garden, Stone's Throw, 15th Street Block Club, Division for Indian Work, Waite House, Andersen School, St. Paul's Home (senior citizen's housing), Community Emergency Services, Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association plus our 3 youth programs) completed a 4,000 square foot mural at Bloomington and Lake, a performance area on 15th Avenue, a garage mural and 12 mosaic planters, and a youth poetry and photography exhibit and book. The Welcome Center in Austin and the Austin Arts Festival produced 22 home mosaic flower pots and a large mosaic panel for the Arts Center. Gethsemane Lutheran and La Amistad made mosaics for their garden. The quality of art was judged by neighborhood artists, staff, partners and participants. We also trained staff and youth leaders from groups in North and Northeast Minneapolis. 2: A total of 53 youth and 37 adults were trained as community art facilitators, who helped lead workshops and classes for a total of 567 participants (an estimated 60 other participants participated in the installation of the major mural). We kept attendance records at every workshop, and participants filled out a pre and post survey on their ability and knowledge to do mosaics and murals. Staff and the advisory board evaluated progress monthly, based on these evaluations. We also held an evaluation session with each partner at the completion of the set of workshops. In terms of the public art installed in Phillips, we surveyed neighbors before and after completion of the art. This proved to be extremely helpful in terms of engaging further community involvement.
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