ACHF Arts Education
Youth participants will gain knowledge about an innovative art-making process and increase skills related to communication, critical thinking, and teamwork. Youth participant knowledge outcomes will be evaluated through implementation of pre-/post-surveys; Skills outcomes will be evaluated through facilitator/artist observations and on-going written/oral reflections by participants. 2: Museum visitors will expand awareness of an art form that is innovative, interdisciplinary, and ever-evolving in content and expression. Museum visitor outcomes will be evaluated through implementation of observation and survey tools.
100% of youth engaged in project gained knowledge about innovate art-making process; increased communication, critical thinking and teamwork skills. A pre- and post-project survey asked youth to identify/describe an art-making process; identify/describe a performance process; articulate what the word `collaboration` means to them; and identify one STEM concept and describe how they would show this concept using only their body. A one-hour participant observation was conducted on day two and day ten of the residency to assess demonstration of skills related to critical thinking, communication and team-building. 2: As a result of this project; over 1,800 Museum visitors had an opportunity to engage with an innovative, interdisciplinary, and evolving art form. The convening of a group of local arts community stakeholders offered an opportunity to assess through small and large group discussion the impact and potential of MADE Garden to engage Museum visitors - both children and adults - in a rich arts learning experience. In addition, a child observation and reflection survey to solicit feedback around project outcomes was administered with a small group of Museum visitors.
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