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Robin McBride Scott

About the artist

Robin McBride Scott is an artist based in New Castle, Indiana, who specializes in traditional southeastern pottery and basketry. She has practiced her art for 16 years, and has worked with Arts for Learning from 7 years. She earned a  Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ball State University with a double minor in Native American Studies and Metalsmithing. She received the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Visiting Artist Fellowship in 2008. Robin makes a point of offering students a cultural presentation prior to having them experience a hands-on project creating an effigy pot or a small woven mat. “Giving kids an opportunity to learn about different cultures and their traditional art allows them to experience more the many similarities between the student’s culture and the one they are studying more deeply,” she says. “When you learn more about a culture and its art you come away with a better understanding of people all over the world.” To learn more about Robin, visit her website.

Programs

The Magical Art of Printmaking

Workshop

Printmaking surrounds us and is an integral part of our society today.  We depend on printed text, advertising and art as a primary source for information and entertainment.   Students will create their own relief printing plates, ink them up and produce a print.  Once a relief plate is made multiple prints can be made from the same plate, unlike other art forms.  As a fine art form, printmaking continues to be recognized around the world for its method, diversity, and beauty.

This program meets standards in Media
  • Grades: K-23-56-8
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 30
Single: $90 Multiple: $80 Materials: $30

Mileage from New Castle, IN add'l

Metal Embossing – Stretching Your Imagination

Workshop

Repoussé is a centuries-old art metalworking technique in which a malleable metal (copper, brass, aluminum, tin, gold, etc.) is ornamented or shaped from the reverse side to create a design in low relief.  Students will get to explore the creation of a one of a kind art piece using wood tools to stretch the surface of a flat metal piece creating an embossed image.

This program meets standards in Social Studies
  • Grades: K-23-56-8
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 30
Single: $90 Multiple: $80 Materials: $30

Mileage from New Castle, IN add'l

Magic with Foil

Workshop

Soft foil metal is a great magical medium to create works of art in.  Students will explore their creativity through the technique of embossing. Metal foils are a great material to create low relief embossed artworks using simple tools. It is fun to make, endless possibilities for creativity, and the end results are breathtaking!

  • Grades: Pre-K
  • Length: 90 min
  • Audience Limit: 20
Single: $180

Playful Prints

Workshop

Printmaking is a rewarding art form that allows children to try out different techniques and to see cause and effect in action. Playful Prints is an opportunity for students to create artwork in a completely new way using a pen, foam plate, inks and paper to create multiple pieces of art from one drawing.

  • Grades: Pre-K
  • Length: 90 min
  • Audience Limit: 20
Single: $180

Gifts from the Earth: Native American Effigy Pottery

Workshop

Each student will create a piece of North American Mississippi-style pottery called an effigy vessel (the form of a human or animal). Students will learn about the history and culture of the Mississippi Native Peoples and the clay techniques they used. Most effective as a 60 or 90 minute workshop.

This program meets standards in Social Studies U.S. History & Culture
  • Grades: K-23-56-8
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 30
Single: $85 Multiple: $75

(minimum of 2 workshops per day)
Materials: $30 per classroom
Mileage from New Castle, IN additional

Gifts of the Canebakes: Native American River Cane Basketry Tradition

Workshop

Students will learn about the Native American traditions of harvesting and dying river cane (once plentiful in Indiana.) Each student will create a woven mat using traditional patterns. Most effective as a 60 or 90 minute workshop.

This program meets standards in Social Studies U.S. History & Culture
  • Grades: K-23-56-8
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 30
Single: $85 Multiple: $75

(minimum of 2 workshops per day)
Materials: $35 per classroom
Mileage from New Castle, IN additional

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