We Wear Our Hearts (and Minds) on Our Sleeves

Sharyn Brooks Katzman [ view artist bio ]

We Wear Our Hearts (and Minds) on Our Sleeves


 From Africa to Japan, from colonial America to today, the creation and wearing of clothing is a symbolic language. Using her clothing and object collection from around the world, Sharyn demonstrates the power of costume to convey history, geography, gender roles, cultural values, and more. Students learn to decode their own attire and get a chance to wear a Kimono or Nigerian dress. Both cultural diversity and commonality are stressed as language and visual culture are decoded.


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at booknow@kcya.org

Grade Levels: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Fees: $110 for 1 workshop; $95 each, for 2 or more workshops on the same day / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate.

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Availability: Monday-Thursday; Friday mornings

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teachers' Guide: we wear our hearts and minds on our sleeve

Standards: 1.1 1.1 Knows how a culture's art works and artifacts reflect its values and beliefs.1.5 1.5 Knows how people depend on, adapt to and change their physical settings.1.6 1.6 Understands that group and cultural influences contribute to human development, identity, and behavior.7.2 7.2 Contributes to the development of a supportive climate in groups.7.4 & 15.1

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