Capstone Project Title
Susan Manikowski and Julia Reimer
and almost never given the skills they need to do so. Research shows this discouragement is often tied in with race and class issues in our schools and society. This capstone project sets out to answer the question: How specifically can we teach high school students interested in the arts important skills such as grant writing, and artist biography and statement writing, and why should we be teaching those skills? The project set out to create an accessible website for both instructors and students to help them teach and learn the skills of grant, artist biography, and artist statement writing. It includes a series of standardized lesson plans for instructors, accessible how-to pages for individuals, and a series of Q&A’s from experienced grant writers. The lesson plans and how-to pages are heavily scaffolded, encourage personalization and code-switching, and focus on student choice and motivation. They can be used in formal or informal settings, and are created to be easily customized for a wide range of needs.
Art Education, Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Teaching, Writing
Mead, Yarrow, "Teaching the Art of Writing as an Artist" (2021). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 664.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects