PROGRAMS

PROGRAMS

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

Artist: Robin Pease
Type: Workshop|Remote
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. 

Program available in person, or live online.

Length: 45 minutes
Audience Limit: 30
Curriculum Connection: History, Social Studies, Language Arts, Native American Studies

Minimum of 2 workshops per day


2 Workshops: $350
Additional or Post Performance Workshops: $280
Travel: $50 per day
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts

Live Online:

School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artist a co-host. Screen share must be enabled. 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 to facilitate Q+A and mute students as needed.

Students should be provided with:

  • Plain piece of paper
  • Plain brown paper grocery bag
  • Pencil with eraser
  • Markers and/or crayons and/or colored pencils.

Please introduce the performer as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts artist.

 

In-Person

For in person, school must schedule at least two workshops per day.

 

Provisions:

  • 1 reserved parking space
  • Bottle of water
  • Private place to change
  • Artist needs access to chalkboard/whiteboard/flip chart

Students should be provided with:

  • Plain piece of paper
  • Plain brown paper grocery bag
  • Pencil with eraser
  • Markers and/or crayons and/or colored pencils.
  • A teacher in the room to support artist and address student needs.

More From Robin Pease

Visiting artist, in-person availability November 2-7, 2022. This program is available online year-round.