Folklife

Montana's Circle of American Masters Posters

The following four Montana Arts Council posters were funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, and feature artwork by four artists who are in Montana’s Circle of American Masters in the folk and traditional arts. A set of posters was sent to all Montana public schools.

The Montana Arts Council created this program to celebrate Montana’s heritage and recognize Montana folk artists for artistic excellence in their work, along with their help in preserving the state’s cultural heritage.

The back of each poster has a photo of the artist, his or her biography and a visual arts lesson plan that relates to the artist’s work. The lesson plans are targeted to 4th grade classroom teachers because this grade often studies Montana history. We hope middle and high school art teachers will also find the posters useful and can adapt the lesson plan for their students if they wish.

The lesson plans were written by Cheryl Bannes who is a K-12 licensed and endorsed visual arts teacher and is also an artist-in-residence for several schools and community organizations in central Montana. The lesson plans address the Montana Standards for Arts and also the Indian Education Essential Understandings where applicable.

A copy of the art work and the lesson plans are available below in 8 1/2" x 11" PDF files for you to download for free. If you would like to order a set of the four 18" x 24" posters you can download an order form below. The cost is $10 for one set and $25 for five sets.

Order form for the Montana's Circle of American Masters Posters in PDF format

Jackie Larson Bread

thumbnail image of Jackie Larson Bread poster

Download a PDF of her biography, the lesson plan, and the poster front

Edward Caffrey

thumbnail image of Edward Caffrey poster

Download a PDF of his biography, the lesson plan, and the poster front

Richard Charlson

thumbnail image of Richard Charlson poster

Download a PDF of his biography, the lesson plan, and the poster front

Al Chandler Goodstrike

thumbnail image of Al Chandler Goodstrike poster

Download a PDF of his biography, the lesson plan, and the poster front

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