Arts in the Schools
ACHF Arts Education
The goal of this program is to increase the quantity and types of arts learning opportunities for youth.We will know that this project has successfully met the goal of increasing arts learning opportunities by the number of individuals who participate and we intend to measure this as follows: The core group involved will be the fourth grade students and teachers. At the end of the residency, the students will do a written assignment about the building of these instruments and teaching it to others. The first grade students and teachers will benefit from the residency, as will the remainder of the elementary student body who attend the program at the end of the week. The senior resident population at the local Care Center will participate as audience and as learners about the dulcimer. The community will participate as audience (and dancers!) at the end of residency event. This residency will touch a great number of individuals in the Dawson-Boyd community. Estimated students: 250 Estimated adults: 200. Because there is no charge for any of these activities to the participants, the local newspaper and radio willingly promote the events at no charge, so the community is well aware of the work being done with the resident artist.
Each student completed construction of a one string dulcimer. Each student completed making a dancing limberjack. Each student learned to play a minimum of four tunes on their dulcimers. Each student learned to keep a steady beat to live music with their dancing limberjacks. Each student learned five folk dances and were able to do them successfully in a performance situation. Each student was able to demonstrate the two instruments and teach another student or adult how to play on that instrument.