Parody, Politics, and Paintings: Art and Political Cartooning

Cynthia Pederson

This workshop centers on political cartoons that use famous art as a means to encourage viewers to think anew. While contemporary cartoons will be used to illustrate how parody and caricature come into play, Cynthia will also include a brief history of political cartooning. As visual allusions to artwork by Grant Wood, Leonardo da Vinci, Auguste Rodin, and others will reveal, this medium of illustrated humor has always relied on "shared culture" to lampoon prominent figures and comment on current events.


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at


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

Fees: $130 each; Minimum of 3 workshops needed for booking / Minimum of 3 day residency. Title 1 schools may qualify for funding assistance

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Availability: Limited; please inquire

Program Length: 45 minutes

Teacher Guide: parody politics and painting art and political car

Requirements: None.

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