School Residency

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Albert Lea High School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Start Date
May 2017
End Date
May 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We will increase the types of art opportunities by instructing drawing students on botanical illustration and landscape design. We will provide access to outdoor arts education for students who might not be interested in standard visual arts. We will measure outcomes by collecting data on 1) the number of art students given classroom instruction on botanical illustration and landscape design and 2) the number of arts and non-arts students who are involved with the garden installation.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We accomplished the goals of introducing high school art students to the artistic disciplines of botanical illustration and garden design through the instruction of professional artist Dustin Demmer, who directly instructed over 120 art students.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Mark Ciota, Mike Funk, Angie Hanson, Dave Klatt, Jill Marin, Ken Petersen, Neal Skaar
Project Overview

School Residency

Project Details

Botanical Illustration and Landscape Design

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Albert Lea High School
Street Address
211 Richway Dr W
Albert Lea
Zip Code
(507) 379-4800
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Kjel Alkire: art faculty at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota; John Becker: art business owner; Hal Cropp: Executive Director of Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director of Northland Words; Julie Fakler: education coordinator at Paradise Center for the Arts; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Lee Gundersheimer: Managing Director of Great River Shakespeare Festival; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

John Becker: arts business owner; Julie Fakler: arts administrator; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed