Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
Third grade students will become more creative through the process of daring to be different and thinking outside the box. They will gain theater and performing skills as they experiment with their voices and movements on stage resulting in increased confidence and a greater sense of self. Audience members will benefit through their enjoyment of the play and experience of viewing a sculpture being a created and having it become a permanent piece of public art for the community.Students will verbally reflect on the impact this experience has had on their confidence and their interest in participating in theatrical performances in the future. Their responses will be recorded. Audiences will be asked whether they have an increased interest in attending or possibly performing in a play before and after this performance. An increase in interest in participating in or attending theater performances is projected.
The third graders thoroughly enjoyed learning how to take miscellaneous metal pieces and weld them into one of a kind pieces of art. Their creativity and imagination designed unique welded art pieces that were displayed for our production and one piece (the junkyard dog) was displayed on the Bemidji Sculpture Walk. Many students showed interest in learning more about welding when they are older or asked if they could work alongside Al Belleveau our Artist Resident. Based on the evaluations, students commented that they were eager to perform for a live audience to show off their hard work in memorizing lines and learning the dance that went along with the production. Many students (24 out of 25) were interested in performing in another play, especially if Cate would be the director. Speaking with microphones and in front of an audience was gratifying and a self-confidence boost to a majority of the class.
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