Selection of Contemporary or Traditional Art Forms
Prior to your FREE consultation you many find some inspiration in the description of each art form below to help you create an experience for the students in your classroom! Please note: All raw materials like porcupine quills and fish scales may not be in stock. All requests are sent to surrounding communities. These are higher budget items that need to be harvested, washed, dried and dyed prior to a class. The pricing will depend on the amount of work to prepare them to bring to your students. I have alternatives and these can be discussed during our discussion.
Painting- Impressionism, Realism, Cubism and more
The exploration of color, lines and shape symbology within an Indigenous or cultural context students gain a deeper understanding of art around the world.
In the birch back becomes inaccessible the lesson material will be adjusted with replacement materials.Traditional materials like birch bark became containers, trays and framed art pieces. Students will understand the balance of the ecosystem and will participate in the creation of an art form using bark.
In the event fish scales become inaccessible the lesson material will be adjusted with replacement materials.Fish Scale art was created by a woman in Alberta and it has been turned into beautiful pinback creations. Students will learn about the spirit of the water and the importance of fish in the Indigenous cultures.
In the event porcupine quils become inaccessible the lesson material will be adjusted with replacement materials. Prior to Europeon settlement Indigenous people adorned their clothing, jewelry, housing and equipment with porcupine quill work. Students will create a design and learn about the culture of the Plains people prior to contact.
Smaller Indigenous Art Forms
Learn how to make mini Rattles, pouches, mini footwear, mini gauntlet gloves and more. Note: Leather is expensive for small budgets and can be replaced with low-cost materials.
From loom beading to learning how to brick stitch, lessons customized to suit your school's budget and student learning style needs.