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My personal goal is to make baskets that utilize only those materials that I can harvest sustainably from northern forests without synthetic materials such as glue and plastic. This project is one avenue to reach as many people who are willing to learn about the trees its process to provide sustainability to the environment and the people who live here. The focus of this project is to teach 25 adults and 30 children how to weave birch paper stars. Our current unofficial number of attendees consist of 9 adults and 18 students, so far. Cumulative, our goal is to create a minimum of 55 stars to donate to the Tree-to-DC project. Through this art project, I am hoping to develop the skills of individuals who will continue this art form.This project is already being publicized throughout the state, and nationally. We will evaluate this project by accumulating participant surveys, newspaper articles, and any other publicity we receive on our art work we produce. We will gauge the level of participation at the event by counting the number of participants, gauge the level of understanding of the education received by participants at the event, including quality of the products they produce and the quality of the education they receive, number of art pieces produced (whether we met our quantitative goals or not), measure the level of satisfaction realized by the participants / audience, and ask if they plan to create more of the art form and if they will participate in future similar art events, including comments and suggestions for future art lessons and events in which they would participate.
The original projection of attendees was 9 adults and 18 students, and the goal was 25 adults and 30 youth. Actual attendees was 12 youth and 16 adults; half of our goal. Although we did not meet the attendee goal, we met our goal for the number of stars made = 55 total and we accomplished that amount.
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