Minnesota's Legacy

Community Collaboration - Storytelling Through Visual Art: Puppetry

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,379
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Medford Elementary School
Recipient Type
Libraries
Status
Completed
Start Date
November 2013
End Date
December 2013
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Counties Affected
Steele
Steele
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 4
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,379
Other Funds Leveraged
$612
Direct expenses
$2,991
Administration costs
$61
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.02
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Students will create an original work of visual art, specifically puppets. The program will provide an art enrichment opportunity. Students will practice written communication and creative writing skills. Students will showcase their learning through a performance.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Each 5th grade student completed their own puppet (70 students). Each class had an additional 60 minutes of art enrichment for the entire week. All students created and presented their original creative plays that the grammar teacher included within the week. The students presented their plays to Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade classes.
week.

Source of Additional Funds

Southeastern Libraries Cooperating

Recipient Board Members
THE FOLLOWING ARE MEMBERS OF THE SELCO/SELS BOARD OF DIRECTORS. ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE MADE LOCALLY BY LEGALLY CONSTITUTED GOVERNING AUTHORITIES: LIBRARY BOARDS, CITY COUNCILS, AND/OR BOARDS OF COUNTY COMMISSIONS.
Leo Aeikens - Albert Lea, Sally Baker - Austin, Martha Hauschildt - Brownsdale, Liz Wanschura - Caledonia, Carol Price - Cannon Falls, Denise Mullen - Chatfield, Nancy Smith - Dodge Center, Clint Patterson - Dodge County, Mary Jane Holland - Faribault, Judy Webster - Harmony, Kurt Carlson - Hokah, Marilyn Frauenkron Bayer - Houston, Lori Hopkins - Kasson, Rhana Olson - Kenyon, Robin Yaffe Tschumper - LaCrescent, Andru Peters - Lake City, Barb Payne - LeRoy, Robert Elliott - Lonsdale, Deanna Larson - Mabel, Robert Bruce - Northfield, Thomas Sherman - Olmsted County, John Pfeifer - Owatonna, Kim Aarsvold - Pine Island, Mary Schneider - Plainview, Charles Sparks - Preston, Sara Hoffman - Red Wing, Galen Malecha - Rice County, Diane Moench - Rochester, Valerie Hasleiet - Rushford, Jill Mueller - St Charles, Pat Falbo - Spring Grove, Carol Gross - Spring Valley, Janice Welch - Stewartville, Judith Schotzko - Wabasha, Dave Harms - Wabasha County, Judy Rusert - Winona County, Ann Goplen - Zumbrota
Project Overview
This program supported the art of storytelling through the use of puppets. Puppet Farm Arts worked as artist-in-residence with elementary students at Medford Elementary School. Fifth grade (approximately 70 students) served as the “core group” of students who worked with the artist daily while the other elementary grades (approximately 430 students) benefitted from a presentation (a short 15-30 minute presentation for each grade) about the art of puppetry as well as learning about creating a puppet during their regularly scheduled art time. During the course of the residency, fifth graders worked with the artist-in-residence to create their own puppet. Also during this timeframe, the same fifth grade students, in small groups in their classrooms, wrote a story that correlates with their puppets. This story was translated into a puppet show that these small groups of students put on. Each show was videotaped and compiled into a video to show the entire elementary school.
Project Details
69 attended
Project Manager
First Name
Alicia Dolentz
Last Name
Dolentz
Organization Name
Medford Elementary School
Street Address
750 2nd Ave SE
City
Medford
State
MN
Zip Code
55049
Phone
507-214-6342
Email
adolentz@medford.k12.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
THE FOLLOWING ARE MEMBERS OF THE SELCO/SELS BOARD OF DIRECTORS. ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE MADE LOCALLY BY LEGALLY CONSTITUTED GOVERNING AUTHORITIES: LIBRARY BOARDS, CITY COUNCILS, AND/OR BOARDS OF COUNTY COMMISSIONS. Leo Aeikens - Albert Lea, Sally Baker - Austin, Martha Hauschildt - Brownsdale, Liz Wanschura - Caledonia, Carol Price - Cannon Falls, Denise Mullen - Chatfield, Nancy Smith - Dodge Center, Clint Patterson - Dodge County, Mary Jane Holland - Faribault, Judy Webster - Harmony, Kurt Carlson - Hokah, Marilyn Frauenkron Bayer - Houston, Lori Hopkins - Kasson, Rhana Olson - Kenyon, Robin Yaffe Tschumper - LaCrescent, Andru Peters - Lake City, Barb Payne - LeRoy, Robert Elliott - Lonsdale, Deanna Larson - Mabel, Robert Bruce - Northfield, Thomas Sherman - Olmsted County, John Pfeifer - Owatonna, Kim Aarsvold - Pine Island, Mary Schneider - Plainview, Charles Sparks - Preston, Sara Hoffman - Red Wing, Galen Malecha - Rice County, Diane Moench - Rochester, Valerie Hasleiet - Rushford, Jill Mueller - St Charles, Pat Falbo - Spring Grove, Carol Gross - Spring Valley, Janice Welch - Stewartville, Judith Schotzko - Wabasha, Dave Harms - Wabasha County, Judy Rusert - Winona County, Ann Goplen - Zumbrota
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
THE LEGACY REVIEW COMMITTEE SERVES AS AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE. THE COMMITTEE SHALL CONSIST OF 11 MEMBERS REPRESENTING EACH COUNTY WITHIN THE SELCO/SELS REGION, WITH A MAJORITY BEING CURRENT OR RECENT MEMBERS OF THE SELCO/SELS BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE REMAINING COMING FROM THE ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE COMMUNITIES. Diane Moench - Olmsted County, Clint Patterson - Dodge County, Gretchen Schade - Fillmore County, Pat Mulso - Freeborn County, Don Regelman - Goodhue County, Drue Ferguson - Houston County, Scott Anderson - Mower County, Marcy Irby - Rice County, Sharon Stark - Steele County, Judith Schotzko - Wabasha County, Jill Mueller - Winona County
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
no