Bottle Tree

  • Bottle Tree


This program is adapted from the freed slaves’ tradition of remembering their ancestors by creating memory bottles and hanging them in a nearby tree. Artist educators visit each class and help students fill a bottle with tributes and memories relating to their own experiences. Students also develop a ceremony for placing the bottle in a tree on the school grounds. On another day, each class performs a ceremony and raises the bottle into the tree. Schools can choose to participate in a whole school ceremony at the conclusion of the day or share the tree and its creation with families and the community. Two artists included.

Price & Info


Workshop Cost per Day: $$825

Workshop Materials Fee: $$2/student

Travel Fee: $75 per day


Audience Limit: 25

Program Length: 45 min.

Workshop Minimum # of Days: 3

Appropriate For Grade(s): 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th



American History Month

Black History Month

National Arts & Humanities Month

Youth Arts Month

Curriculum Standards

Curriculum Standards

Social Studies

Visual & Performing Arts