Duluth Art Institute-Metal Tooling
Duluth Art Institute's offered Metal Tooling, a free program for ages 10-adult . Those in attendance created a unique, colorful and textured artwork by tracing designs onto thin metal sheeting before coloring with permanent markers. The classes were taught by Katie Montgomery and Chrissy Valento.
The intended outcome of the arts program is to allow patrons the opportunity to create hands-on art projects and develop their skills as visual artists, such as creative problem solving, self-expression, small motor development, etc. A survey was distributed to receive feedback from those attending the programs.
Surveys were distributed to participants at all programs. 87% strongly agreed that this was an enjoyable experience and 80% strongly agreed that they would attend a similar event. Comments: Loved the individuality of the projects. This program brought in new faces to the library. Participants enjoyed the creativity and the program.
19 libraries provided space, staff, and additional promotion for the programs and approximately 10 regional newspapers provided marketing through press releases, photos and interviews with artists and performers.