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.
SESSION DATE: FEB 6TH
Sara Leah Hindy is a Mi’kmaw teacher from Elmastukwek, Newfoundland and a member of the Qalipu First Nation. Her experience lies in collaborating with communities to deliver Indigenous education in the classroom and on the land. She has worked on the Newfoundland and Labrador provincial framework for Indigenous education and has developed resources and programs that support the delivery of Indigenous education. Her commitment to education for reconciliation is deeply rooted in her love for her two sons, Oliver and Reid, who inspire, motivate and remind her daily of the importance of Indigenous education for all students.