A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin
GRADES K – 6
TOURS Jan – Apr, 2016
THEMES courage, family dynamics, self-confidence, perseverance, American history
EVENTS Black History Month, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Read Aloud Month
Horace Pippin was an African American painter born in Pennsylvania in 1888. As a child, he loved to draw pictures for his sisters, his classmates, his co-workers. Even during World War I, he filled his notebooks with drawings from the trenches…until he was shot. Witness Pippin’s incredible true story of triumph when not even an injured arm could keep him from his art.
[thb_tabs][thb_tab title=”Booking”]Each performance runs between 25 and 45 minutes and can be performed in venues as small as a classroom or as large as an auditorium. In conjunction with each performance, Book-It offers workshops for children and young adults to reinforce what they have seen. These workshops allow young people to make the leap between seeing art and creating it.
To book A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin for your school or community center,
call 206.428.6266 or email [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email].[/thb_tab][thb_tab title=”Workshop Choices”]Themes in Motion Students enter the world of the story using voice, body, and imagination to explore themes, characters, and events. (Grades K-2, 30-45 min, 35 students max)
Adapt It! Stage It! Students analyze a selection of text, adapt it in the Book-It Style, and stage it for an informal performance. (Grades 3-8, one hour, 35 students max)[/thb_tab][thb_tab title=”Cost”]Touring Story $600
Additional Workshops Starting at $150 each
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PICTURED: Avellana Burnett (8); Photo by Chris Bennion