New Classroom Lessons Linked to The Sculpture Project at Main Street Square

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

RAPID CITY, SD – Rapid City High School art and language teacher Gabrielle Seeley recently added seven new K-5 lessons to Passage to Schools. The family of K-12 dual-aligned lesson plans use The Sculpture Project: Passage of Wind and Water as a catalyst for interdisciplinary education.

“There is nothing like this program anywhere else in the country,” said Anna Huntington, Community Arts Coordinator for The Sculpture Project at Destination Rapid City. “These wholly unique lessons range in focus from poetry to storytelling to geology and are dual-aligned with state literacy standards and with South Dakota's Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings and Standards.”

The lessons emphasize the process of observation and reflection – integral to the creative process of sculptor Masayuki Nagase, the artist behind The Sculpture Project.

Lessons are free and easily downloaded from The program is made possible in part with funding assistance from the South Dakota Arts Council.

For additional information, contact Anna Huntington, Community Arts Coordinator with Destination Rapid City, at 605-716-7979 or

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