Native American Pictographs: One of the Earliest Forms of Art and Writing

Artist: Robin Pease
Type: Workshop
Art Form: Visual Arts
Grade Level: 2-8
Scheduling Request

Pictographs use a simple illustration as a symbol for words. Found in Pre Columbian art, Native American art and historical records of ancient Egypt and ancient Mesopotamia, they are considered an art form as well as one of the earliest forms of writing, used before 300 BCE. In this virtual visual arts workshop, students will learn about the use of pictographs in Iroquois culture as a means to preserve history and convey ideas to other nations, and then practice telling their own history and stories using this ancient graphic writing style. The program will include an interactive Q & A with the artist.

Live online for remote learning.

Length: 30-45 minutes
Participant Limit: 2 classes (about 50 students)
Curriculum Connection: History, Social Studies, Language Arts, Native American Studies

Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts

School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artist a co-host. Screen share must be enabled, however please turn off ‘annotation’ feature. Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performer as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts artist.

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Visiting artist, in person availability TBD. This program is available year round on your school's remote platform.