"Back in April, my students had a chance of a lifetime. They got to spend six days working with NIADA sculpture artist, Dustin Poche! I feel like this opportunity gave my students an appreciation and a little bit of knowledge into how and what a professional artist does for a living in small town America," said grantee Tranda Strnad.
With support from the community foundation, USD 109 was able to bring Dustin Poche into the art class as an in-house field trip. By hosting this type of field trip, students were able to participate in art lessons led by a professional artist, without having to miss out on the rest of their core classes. Students were able to work one-on-one with Dustin creating their own pieces, which led to a Halloween art exhibit that was held through the whole month of October.