Grade 8 Arts Education
Videos are listed chronologically by date added, beginning with the most recent
Aboriginality re-imagines the strength and spirit of First Nations culture through narrative mediums that connect urban First Nations youth to their rural ancestral histories. Dallas Arcand, world champion hoop dancer and hip-hop artist, is inspired by both new and traditional elements of First N...
I Can Make Art Like Kai Chan
Ontario sculptor Kai Chan discusses his artistic philosophy of economy and repetition with young students. Kai challenges everyone to see the beauty in ordinary things. He has the ability to transform mundane materials into delicate and delightful works of art. Kai guides the students as they bui...
I Can Make Art Like Marcelle Ferron
In this program, young students explore the work and life of abstract painter and stained glass maker, Quebec born, Marcelle Ferron. They experiment with the texture and tranparency of cellophane and paint as they create their own art works.
I Can Make Art Like Ron Noganosh
Ontario installation artist and sculptor, Ron Noganosh inspires a class of middle level students to turn found objects into art. Students talk about their individual projects and how they feel about art. Includes themes of personal and cultural identity.
I Can Make Art Like Andrew Qappik
Andrew Qappik is a world-renowned printmaker from Pangnirtung, Nunavut who was originally inspired by images in the comic books he read as a child. Today, Andrew finds his subjects in the stories, traditions, and day to day events of his world. Andrew captivates his student audience by creating a...
I Can Make Art Like Maud Lewis
A class of 16 Grade 6 students learns about the life and work of renowned Nova Scotia folk artist Maud Lewis. Guided by folk artist Kyle Jackson, they create a folk art painting of their own Halifax neighborhood. The power and simple pleasure of folk art is explored.
I Can Make Art Like Emily Carr
Emily Carr is one of Canada's most recognized and appreciated artists who was a painter, a writer and a free spirit influenced by the coastal forests of British Columbia and the Northwest Coast First Nations art and culture. In this program, students look at Emily Carr's unusual world and the ins...
Indian Territory. The Art of Edward Poitras
Poitras, an installation artist, examines the everyday experiences of culture as a Métis artist. His work can be described through historical, spiritual and political references, engaging the viewer on many levels.
A Road Less Travelled. The Art of Noella Thompson
Thompson, motivated by her relationship with history through her investigation of abandoned houses and churches, infuses her paintings with significance, moods and emotions. This program focuses on Thompson working in the small community of Outlook.
The Great Effect of the Imagination on the World. The Art of Brenda Francis Pelkey
Pelkey examines how making a personal environment with personal meanings conveys the magic of the imagination and inserts our individuality and humanity into our living spaces.
Memory and Myth. The Art of Chuck Crate
In his surrealistic work, Crate is concerned with the history he has lived and seen and the places, from the coastal villages to the prairie and the far north, that have deeply influenced the directions of his life.
Contemporary Traces examines the work of two inspiring Saskatchewan choreographers, Robin Poitras and Tracy Pfeifer. Each choreographer's approach to the art of dance-making is explored through interviews and excerpts from: "Tangora," choreographed by Robin Poitras, performed by Robin Poitras and...
Folk Stage Dance
Choreographers of folk stage dance look back to the traditions of the mother country for inspiration while being influenced by the contemporary culture of their adopted homeland. This video features a Ukrainian dance group (Poltava Ensemble) and two of the oldest and most vital folk stage dance c...