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Content Provider
Contact Information
Diane Cizek
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH  44106
Phone: (216) 707-2468
Program Title
The Art of Adornment
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
   based on 25 evaluation(s).
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8
Maximum Number of Participants
No maximum, though we strongly recommend one class.
Minimum Number of Participants
No minimumum
Primary Disciplines
Social Studies/History, Fine Arts
Program Description
Students will explore ways in which various cultures throughout history have used adornment to establish personal and social identity. Body shaping, tattooing, piercing, scarification, cosmetic use and decorative arrangements of hair reflect diverse cultural values and also relate to issues of self-definition facing students today.

Program Format
1. Compare and contrast wearing powdered wigs in the 1700s, with the hairstyle of a Nigerian woman from the early 1900s.
2. Discussion of women’s fashion and ideals of beauty in the 1800s (vs. today), based on the painting Countess Széchenyi in the museum.
3. View a Japanese print of man with a tattoo and discuss history of tattooing practices.
4. Discuss Ancient American practice of head shaping.
5. Discuss other beauty practices, including body modification, and scarification.

Students will understand that:
1. Definitions of beauty vary for different cultures and in different time periods.
2. Works of art can reflect cultural values.
3. Modern adornment methods relate to those used throughout history, for example: body shaping, tattooing, piercing, scarification, cosmetic use, and artful arranging of hair.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
Program Length
45-60 minutes
Program Cost
By Request: $145.00
By Request Premium: $130.00
Program Fee Notes
Purchase orders are due within 10 days of registration. Payment is due in full within 30 days of receiving the invoice. Invoices are sent upon program completion.
Cancellation Policy
Programs are non-refundable, however cancellations due to technical difficulties, school closings, or those received 48 hours in advance may be rescheduled for no additional charge. Rescheduling is subject to availability.
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Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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