Videos are listed chronologically by date added, beginning with the most recent
Frenchman River Valley with Susan Shantz
This episode follows Susan Shantz as she ventures into the Frenchman River Valley. As she works on a new piece, she explains her original steps into the art world. Looking at some of her finished work, she explains the evolution of her work and what inspires her to use different materials so that...
Flying Creek Valley, SK with Dennis J. Evans
Dennis J. Evans is an artist from Regina who is on his way to visit his straw-bale observatory in the Flying Creek Valley. This is his third summer spent constructing a straw-bale structure as an observatory for light. As he works on the construction, he reflects upon pivotal moments from his pas...
Wheaton Valley with Keith Wolfe Smarch
In this episode, artist Keith Wolf Smarch heads up to the Wheaton Valley. This is one of his favourite spots. He shares some of his back history about how he came into totem animals and what they mean to him. As he talks, he is carving a traditional spoon, showing every detail of the carving proc...
White Pass, Yukon with Jane Isakson
This episode follows Jane Isakson as she ventures to the White Pass to do some sketching. Viewing some of her works she shares some of her history. She also explains her process of painting landscapes. From colours to textures, and even the techniques, every step of her creation process is revealed.
The West Coast with Takao Tanabe
A critic once remarked that if you have seen one Tanabe, you have seen them all. Reknown painter Takao Tanabe does not disagree with this statement, yet it has not stopped him from painting landscapes for the past 35 years. A close examination of his canvasses reveals subtle changes in atmosphere...
Show Don't Tell. The Process
This video explores how students clearly understanding the purpose of the unit can lead to deeper engagement and a sense of community.
The Voice of Change. Episode 13
When founding Jazzberry Angie the voice visits, everyone assumes she is coming out of retirement, but they are shocked when she notifies them that they are being kicked out of the House of Jam! Featured instrument: voice; musical focus: timbre.
The Jazzberry Express. Episode 12
When noise from a new trolley line interrupts performances, the Jazzberries want it gone. It was Ella's hard work that brought the trolley, however, and she is not giving it up without a fight. Featured instrument: bell; musical focus: sound waves.
The Disappearing Act. Episode 6
When the Jazzberries each discover they are missing something, suspicion falls on Tesla the theremin, a magician whose specialty is making things disappear. Featured instrument: theremin; musical focus: theme.
Music is Universal. Episode 3
A pair of Alien Castanets inadvertently join the jam after Billie mistakes their spaceship for a disco ball. Buddy makes it his mission to communicate with them, though they speak only by clacking. Featured instrument: castanets; musical focus: music as a universal language.
Jazzberries Unplugged. Episode 1
Lars the double-necked guitar needs power to play, but the huge light show Billie has prepared has blown the House of Jam's generator. Featured instrument: double-necked guitar; musical focus: timbre and dynamics/acoustic vs. electric.
Genre Busters. Episode 10
With Louis' mom coming, the Jazzberries prepare to play her favourite song, but when Juan the one-man band keeps suggesting different genres, no one can agree on what might be the best way to play it. Featured instrument: one-man band; musical focus: genres.