By Piper Haugan
It’s an effort that could expand statewide.
Bercier is working with Montana’s Office of Public Instruction to develop an art curriculum for the office’s Indian Education for All.
In Bercier’s advanced art class Wednesday morning, students focused on ledger art, a style that evolved from Plains Indians painting on hides and other materials. Screen-printed interpretations of red-tailed hawks, skunks and even shrimp covered the table space in the classroom.
Below: "Jake Heard, a sophomore in John Bercier's advanced art class, used a map of Yellowstone National Park for his artwork." (Walter Hinick/Montana Standard)