Grade 8 Arts Education
Videos are listed chronologically by date added, beginning with the most recent
Roy Henry Vickers
British Columbia artist, Roy Henry Vickers weeps as he discusses the inspiration he received from his high school art teacher. He goes on to discuss his ancestry, family life and how he combines traditional and contemporary, personal and universal themes in his artwork. He calls the language of a...
Multi-media artist, Joane Cardinal-Schubert discusses and shows how her paintings reflect her strong spirituality and the influence of the traditional First Nations petroglyphs. Joane is of Blackfoot ancestry and she grew up near Red Deer, Alberta. She challenges others to question the lack of ac...
Jim Hart, a prominent Haida artist from Queen Charlotte Islands in BC speaks of this work as a carver. Some of Hart's totem poles are on display at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. He speaks of the influence that his grandfather had on him and his satisfaction wit...
Jane Ash Poitras
Poitras talks about her childhood, her education, her reunion with her family after growing up in her foster home and her artwork. This artist discusses how she lives part time in reality and part-time in a dream world. Viewers are shown many samples of her work as she speaks.
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.