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Students share their story through Aboriginal art project

Fri, 15 Mar, 2013

Students share their story through Aboriginal art project

Twenty-two students from schools across Edmonton gathered at the Centre for Education this week to learn about traditional Aboriginal art methods from artist-in-residence Holly Yuzicapi – a Native Cultural Arts instructor from the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation in Southern Saskatchewan.

The goal of the workshop was for First Nation, Métis & Inuit (FNMI) students to have an enriching artistic experience guided by a recognized Aboriginal artist. Students used acrylic paint, mixed media and traditional arts to create panels that shared their story. Holly also integrated activities into the workshop that targeted self-esteem building, acceptance, honesty, respect, values and beliefs, traditional First Nations storytelling and humour.

The work created during this workshop will be shown at the Stanley A. Milner Art Gallery in June.

Check out the student’s amazing creations in the slideshow below.