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Kristin Tollefson

Kristin Tollefson

Kristin Tollefson’s work includes sculpture, installation, performance and jewelry. She holds an MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BA, Cum Laude, in Art History and Anthropology / Sociology from Carleton College. She currently teaches at the University of Washington / Tacoma

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Visual Arts


Program description

Teacher Resources: Lesson plans, bibliography and workshop extension materials available.


Sample Residency Topics:

Look Again

Drawing and the Nature Journal Sculptural Pods: The Wire Garden Fantastic Fruit: Botany + Imagination Mobiles:

Balance, Movement and Color Art in Nature: Environmental Sculpture

Sample Residency Description: Sculptural Pods: The Wire Garden

Using industrial wire and


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Program Detail

Program type: Field Trip, In-School Performance, In-School Residency, Student Showcase Opportunities, Workshops & Classes (In-School)
Artistic Discipline: Visual Arts
Subject: Math, Science, Social Studies
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Kindergarten
Bilingual: No


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


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