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Anne McFaul Reid

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Anne is a brilliant sculptor and painter with sold artwork throughout the country. With Anne, students will engage in creative, in-depth projects that integrate the arts with science, math, engineering, and/or other topics that best meet each school’s learning goals. During a residency or workshop, each student will experience art, understand the art form, create art, and connect this art-making experience with other parts of their lives.

COMPAS Teaching Artist of the Year 2020

Anne’s goal is to inspire students to make something meaningful. She offers them the materials and the time that it takes to generate an idea, draw it out and then make it come to life as a 3-dimensional sculpture. This requires the students to be creative engineers and can incorporate numerous STEM concepts. For example, participants work with wire, a light bulb, cardboard, rice paper, found objects, and recycled materials for the Night Light residency.

More About the Artist

Anne graduated from Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD) with a degree in fine art, and has worked in numerous residencies throughout the Twin Cities and greater MN.

Program Offerings

Virtual and Remote Programs

See what an example virtual residency from Anne looks like to find out if it’s the right choice for you!

Seed Art (Art Kits and Workshop)

Think of a moment that you want to remember in a special way forever. Now, try and visualize that in seeds! Seed art is a creative and original way to capture a moment. Participants learn to transfer and/or draw an image and then, using seeds of various sizes and colors, arrange and glue them on a flat surface like a mosaic. This is also an eco-friendly art making process.
Materials in kit: 1 – 9”x12” illustration board, white glue, a variety of seeds and beans, paper food trays, 2 toothpicks, and practice/scrap paper.

Watercolor Painting

Anne is continually amazed and inspired by the natural world. In this class, participants will draw upon their own experiences in nature and in doing so create a landscape, bird painting, or any nature inspired work. Participants will learn basic painting techniques, including brushwork and color mixing. This landscape can come from memories, places you have been or places you have always wanted to visit.

Residencies

Design & Build Night Lights

Explore the possibilities of paper and light and learn how to build an electrical circuit. See how energy from a battery travels along a conducting line to create a beautiful light source. In this workshop, students create a glowing work of art out of recycled materials, found objects, wood, beautiful papers, and paint.

We first draw a schematic, and then build a circuit out of wire, a battery pack, and a light bulb. From here students find the perfect materials to begin to create their design.

“One of my greatest pleasures in teaching is watching a student turn an ordinary material into something extraordinary.”

*The workshop version of this program requires 5 hours for maximum satisfaction.

Paper Flowers

Paper of all kinds can be used to make flowers. Crepe paper has a stretchy versatility, tissue paper has a translucent quality, found recycled papers can be particularly interesting and can tie an event or memory to your artwork much like scrapbooking. We will fold and cut to create realistic or fantastic flowers. We will use floral wire and wooden skewers for stems. 

For school residencies this process can be linked to STEAM with their plant life units in science, engineering with paper, 3-dimensional thinking, planning and part making. 

Seed Art

Think of a moment that you want to remember in a special way forever. Now, try and visualize that in seeds! Seed art is a creative and original way to capture a moment. Participants learn to transfer and/or draw an image and then, using seeds of various sizes and colors, arrange and glue them on a flat surface to make that image come alive. Using a memory shown in a photo works well also.

Workshops

Paper Flowers

Paper of all kinds can be used to make flowers. Crepe paper has a stretchy versatility, tissue paper has a translucent quality, found recycled papers can be particularly interesting and can tie an event or memory to your artwork much like scrapbooking. We will fold and cut to create realistic or fantastic flowers. We will use floral wire and wooden skewers for stems.

Seed Art

Think of a moment that you want to remember in a special way forever. Now, try and visualize that in seeds! Seed art is a creative and original way to capture a moment. Participants learn to transfer and/or draw an image and then, using seeds of various sizes and colors, arrange and glue them on a flat surface to make that image come alive. Using a memory shown in a photo works well also.

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“We adore Anne and look forward to working with her each school year. Anne is caring and meets the needs of each student. The kids feel very proud of their final sculpture!”

Ms. Kelly, Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts and Science

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COMPAS is an arts education nonprofit that puts creativity in the hands of Minnesotans, regardless of their age, background, or skills. Based in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area, COMPAS teaching artists deliver creative experiences and arts programming across Minnesota.

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.