Folk and Traditional Arts
ACHF Cultural Heritage
To provide an educational opportunity to preserve and revitalize cultural identity, through a shared appreciation for authentic Native American art. Measuring knowledge of Apprentices through National Standards for Visual Arts, and collection of audience questionnaire to measure their learning experience.
Of 705 people in attendance at five venues, 194 completed surveys measuring quality of art and historical education. Are they Artists and have they ever or do they plan to apply for arts grants? Questions were in a survey format including comments. Observations were made while assessing the creative process and quality of work emerged while providing direction, discussion, and thought. Apprentices read books, viewed photographs, and made inferences about lifestyle, environment, beliefs and values of the people studied. Trade among tribes, and importance of materials and why were discussed including the identification of images and symbols in designs, colors, and embellishments. 2: This project provided extra-ordinary, original work that inspires others to make art, especially the traditional skirt. The attendance at each venue was standing room only and more than what anyone had anticipated. Each venue did not have enough chairs and there was standing room only. Therefore the outreach of the show surpasses expectations. Surveys were favorable communicating that they received an excellent experience of cultural arts.
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