Arts in the Schools
ACHF Arts Education
Project goals include: 1) Student awareness of Public Art. 2) Student knowledge of Public Art--Defining how and why Public Art is made. 3) Students will gain practical knowledge of the rigors of the physical requirements, artistic abilities and work schedule of the Public Artist. 4) Living in a rural area, our students aren't exposed to many people that make their living in this manner. 5) Lastly, I want my students to become engaged in working collaboratively in an art project. Use of the pre-project/post-project survey on public art will measure how well the students understand public art and its purpose. The actual end product of seeing the mural on the wall will make it possible to measure if the images went together successfully to make a statement. Of course, individual images made by each student can be evaluated using a rubric of selected criteria such as using recommended clay technique, glazing skills, neatness, working cooperatively.
In the written artist statements, the questions asked prompted students to review the steps taken in making the glass and ceramic mosaic. I evaluated their accuracy in naming the steps, and the order of the steps. Also, in the survey given about public art I was able to measure if students had a better understanding of what public art is and how it is funded, what purpose it serves.