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Mud Ponies, 2nd grade @ Sacajawea Elementary,  Great Falls MT

"The students all agree that it was fun to make clay horses with you. We wish that you could come to work with us again."-Mrs. Scott

Using clay, Black Pinto Horse demonstrates the assemblage of the "Mud Pony".

With leftover clay, she places a saddle on her Mud Pony.

Making tootsie rolls for the legs, this students follows directions and completes a quality project.

Determination and hard work are at the forefront of this student's priorities.

We have the delight of working with Mrs. Scott, a true promoter and supporter of the arts and teacher of second grade.

Job well done!

Warrior Shields, K- 12 , December 10-12, Troy MT

Jael Prezeau, Curriculum Director of Libby K- 12 School District, Patty Rambo, High school Art Teacher and Linda Marcellay- Saint, alumni of IAIA, stand with Black Pinto Horse after an evening presentation.

This shield was on display during the evening presentation along with hundreds of others from students of Troy and Libby Schools.  A few students shared the symbolism and meanings of their shields with the community during the event.  A wonderful turnout....snow nor ice was going to stop these proud family members.

Warrior Shields, K- 12 , Libby MT, December 8-9

Ledger Art and Warrior Shields, K-12, December 4-5, Hot Springs MT

"You recently visited our school, Hot Springs Elementary.  We really enjoyed your visit and would like you to visit us again."

Candy Franklin, 6th Grade teacher, Hot Springs MT

A fine young artist(left) takes pride and ownership in the shield she has just created, telling the world who she is and who she wants to become.

Ledger Art and Mud Ponies, K- 12 , December 1-3, Plains MT

Christine Cole, the high school art teacher and now also a collector and owner of "His and Hers, But Mine First", a very popular piece.

The Ledger Art project is an evolved version of the winter counts which were historic depictions that held oral translation of the history of the people or tribe.  Around the 1860's a new style of art evolved that was a more individual account to the person's accomplishments.  Ledger art was done on used ledger paper.  

Within the Mud Ponies workshop provided to K- 2, the students shared their dreams and discussed the importance of dreams and their connection to goal setting and self projection.  Black Pinto Horse rendered the story, "Mud Pony", a Pawnee legend, as a spring board to discuss leadership and the roles, responsibilities and characteristics of a good leader. 

To conclude the project, students worked with clay to create a “Mud Pony” giving their pony a name. 



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