Elements of Art – Textures in Our Environment explores the connection between art and life. It links Indigenous values, such as our connection to water and our protection of Mother Earth, to artistic representations. In this lesson, Sara Leah Hindy, a Mi’kmaw teacher, introduces the significance of place and explores textures in one of her favourite places, the beach. Using a rock collected on the beach, Marcus Gosse, a Mi’kmaw artist, then guides students on an artistic journey that weaves together a story of people and place through petroglyph-inspired rock art. Following the lesson, students are encouraged to explore their own special places and create a story that they would like to share through an art piece, uniquely theirs.
The complete lesson, Elements of Art – Textures in Our Environment, can be found in NCCIE’s Teaching Resource Centre at https://www.nccie.ca.
We respectfully acknowledge the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi'kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of Newfoundland and Labrador. We acknowledge the Mi'kmaq people and the traditional territory of Ktaqamkuk from which this lesson plan originates. We recognize Sara Leah Hindy, a Mi'kmaw educator from the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation, as the creator of this lesson plan and Marcus Gosse, a Mi'kmaw artist from the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation, for his contributions.
|Sara Leah Hindy||Mi'kmaw Educator||Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation|
|Marcus Gosse||Mi'kmaw Artist||Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation|
|Alina Perrault||NCCIE Video Editor||Regina, SK|
|Steffany Salloum||NCCIE Videographer, Community Research Associate, and Website Manager||Saskatoon, SK|
|Length of Video||12:37 minutes|
|Is there content in this video that is inappropriate to show young children? No|
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