Artists-in-Residence Site:  St. Peter High School / Arts Center of Saint Peter
100 Lincoln Dr., St. Peter (Con. Dist. 1)
Sara assists a student with her wire sculpture.

Collaborating Teacher: Jacki Madden
Teaching Artist: Sara Leadholm, Art Center of Saint Peter
Art Form: Visual Arts

Project Overview
Students explored a range of visual art mediums from wire sculptures and to tile mosaics with teaching artist Sara. They worked on developing appropriate social interaction with peers and adults, communication skills and problem-solving skills in addition to hand-eye coordination and making creative decisions. Final artwork was on display May 16-June 17 with an opening reception on May 17 at the Arts Center of Saint Peter where the students will be able to share their artwork with the community.

Project Highlights
“Several of the students had a chance to be proud of their work.  This is not something they often have a chance to feel because they struggle too much with academic work. It is such a confidence boost for students to have their work on display at a public place and to have their own opening night.  Both on opening night, during class, and when the students were letting their friends and teachers know about the art show they were using their social skills, often with unfamiliar people or in unfamiliar situations.”  -- Ms. Madden, Teacher.

This program has been made possible in part by the Department of VSA and Accessibility at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Minnesota Department of Education and support funds from residency sites.

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