Summer Enrichment Program
Artist Tonja Torgerson offered a basic drawing and printmaking class, separately for grade school and high school aged kids. Jim Gerholdt, renowned MN herpetologist provided a class on reptiles. Both programs were held at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center in sponsorship with the New York Mills Public Library and Viking Library System.
Event Dates and Locations:
June 21-22, 2010 Basic drawing classes
June 23-25, 2010 Printmaking classes
June 14, 2010 Reptile class
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, New York Mills; 82 children took part in 4 art classes and 1 presentation
ISD # 553 provided classroom space for Jim Gerholdt, and advertising in their Community Education summer brochure. The Regional Cultural Center provided space for the art classes, lodging for the artists, and advertising expertise.
Measurable Outcomes may be collected by survey, anecdotal responses, post-test;End user change in Behavior, Attitude, Skills, Knowledge, Condition and/or Status
Students in both the art and environmental classes responded that they had learned things that they did not know before. (Protected species are not just exotic animals in faraway places.) (knowledge). Art students were given their own sketchpads and pencils to keep and could be seen in various places throughout the summer sketching community landmarks and events. Several also became involved with the Cultural Center and participated in other events open to the community. (behavior, attitude)