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Robin McBride Scott

About the artist

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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

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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