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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...
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 1, Episode 10. Lorne Duquette
Lorne Duquette from the Mistawasis First Nation turned from a life of drugs and alcohol when he embraced his Cree heritage. Lorne has become an accomplished ceremonial Grass dancer in powwows across the country. He has also gone back to school and plans to attend university.
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Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 1, Episode 9. Amira Wasfy
When Amira immigrated to Canada from Egypt with her young family she had big dreams for her new life here. Years later, following her divorce, she found that she could not travel home to Egypt because of an antiquated Egyptian law that prevented Egyptian women travelling without their husband's c...
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 1, Episode 8. Monir Osmon
Monir and his three younger brothers escaped eventual military service in Eritrea when the family moved to Canada. While Monir comes from a traditional and humble family he and his brothers have become a break dancing force known as the "fysical breakdown crew."
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 1, Episode 12. Michelle Hugli
While Michelle was raised by a white family, she has always known of her Aboriginal roots. After she experienced a sweat lodge ceremony she began to explore her Aboriginal roots. She became a traditional dancer and was preparing to dance for the first time at a powwow in the Qu'Appelle Valley.
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 1, Episode 13. Safwan Javed
Thirty-year-old Safwan, Saf to his friends, came to Canada with his family from Peshawar, Pakistan. Saf achieved eventual stardom as one of the members of the well-known Canadian band, Wide Mouth Mason. Saf's well-educated, politically conscious parents have done their best to support his musical...
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.