Arts Learning Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
As a result of the CSFF, attendees will broaden their knowledge and understanding of the fiber arts medium through discussion of process, implementation of techniques and use of materials and tools. Some activities will help introduce attendees to new skills with others providing building blocks for more advanced artists. There will be a focus on creating awareness of the vibrant textile and fiber arts community in the five county area, while providing information and access to area resources. Progress will be documented with a survey to measure participant knowledge and understanding of fiber arts as a medium and how it was impacted by activities offered. Did they increase their skills? What processes were most effective in learning (hands-on, demonstration, class w/instructor)? Did they learn anything new or advance their skill in a specific medium? Were the learning opportunities sufficient (enough time and materials)? What mediums are they interested in exploring in the future?
2018 survey results indicated that 67% of the respondents believed their skill level was Beginner and Intermediate level while 29%. Most stated they improved their skills. 50% of respondents preferred learning in aformal class setting with a teacher and 50% liked hands on activities for learning. 2/3 of respondents tried new mediums and about half indicated what mediums and techniques they would like tosee in the future. Each year the survey helps inform improvements for next years festival.
Other,local or private
Arts Learning Grant
Watermark Art Center was awarded $3,600 to present the 5th Annual Creative Spirit Fiber Festival, featuring a vendor market with artist talks and demonstrations including weaving, basketry, beading, quilting, and other fiber arts.
Sandra Roman: retired art teacher, author; Laura Grisamore: photographer; Jill Johnson: author; Mary Therese: visual artist, fiber artist; Susan Olin: musician; Laura Dropps: visual artist; Becky Colebank: author; Corryn Trask: musician.
Sandra Roman: retired art teacher, author; Laura Grisamore: photographer; Jill Johnson: author; Susan Olin: musician; Laura Dropps: visual artist; Becky Colebank: author.
Region 2 Arts Council, Laura Seter (218) 751-5447