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Carve Your Own Totem Pole
Format: Paperback
  • B.C. Science Supplementary Resource: Gr.3- Physical Science

    This well-illustrated guidebook includes the history of totem-pole carving and its West Coast native traditions, techniques and patterns. It examines the historic and modern tools involved. And it also presents great ideas for carving a totem pole, whether with traditional designs or more personal motifs.

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Crafts and Skills of the Native Americans: Tipis, Canoes, Jewelry, Moccasins, and More
Format: Paperback
  • Crafts and Skills of Native Americans is a fascinating, practical guide to the skills that have made Native Americans famous worldwide as artisans and craftsmen. Readers can replicate traditional Native American living by trying a hand at brain tanning, identifying animal tracks, or constructing a horse saddle. Readers can even make distinctive Native American beaded jewelry, a variety of moccasins, headdresses, and gourd rattles. Native American style is unique and popular, especially among young people, historians, and those with a special interest in the American West

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Inuit Modern: Masterworks from the Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection
Author: Gerald McMaster
Format: Paperback
  • A gorgeous retrospective on the transformation of Inuit art in the 20th century, mirroring the vast and poignant cultural changes in the North. In response to a rapidly changing Arctic environment, Inuit have had to cope with the transition from a traditional lifestyle to the disturbing realities of globalization and climate change. Inuit art in the latter half of the 20th century reflects the reciprocal stimulus of contact with Euro-Canadians and embodies the evolution of a modern Inuit aesthetic that springs from an ancient cultural context, creating an exciting new hybridized art form. Inuit Modern: Art from the Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection situates modern Inuit art within a larger framework that reinterprets the Canadian Arctic. Essays by leading Canadian scholars in the field including Ingo Hessel, Robert McGhee, Christine Laloude, Heather Igloliorte, Dorothy Eber and Bernadette Driscoll Engelstad examine the social, political and cultural transformation through the dynamic lens of colonial influence and agency. Inuit Modern also features interviews with David Ruben Piqtoukun and Zacharias Kunuk.

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Isuma: The Art and Imagination of Ruben Komangapik
Format: Paperback
  • Ruben Anton Komangapik is one of the Arctic's most gifted sculptors.

    His work has been exhibited across Canada with pieces on permanent loan to the Museum of Nature and Culture in Montreal. In Isuma, Ruben's vibrant, provocative sculpture, and his artistic process, are brought to life by photographer Estelle Marcoux Komangapik's arresting images.

    Part autobiography, part art object, this book will introduce Canadians to one of the Arctic's most talented young artists.

$29.95

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It Is a Good Day
Author: Corrine Hunt
Format: Paperback
  • Olaka Iku Da Nala (It is a Good Day) -- In this book Corrine Hunt recounts the experiences surrounding the creation of the medals and the events during and after the 2010 Winter Olympics. Paperback. 86 pages.

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Learning by Designing Vol. 1: Pacific Northwest Coast Native Indian Art
Format: Paperback
  • This reference and instructional manual contains a detailed thoroughly analysed, well-supported comparisons of the four Pacific Northwest First Nations art styles. There are 800 clear, detailed illustrations accompanied by straightforward copy. Topics include design formalise, ovoids, U shapes, S shapes, heads, body parts, and design formation, as well as a step-by-step "How to Draw" section.

    This reference and instructional manual contains a detailed, thoroughly analyzed, well-supported comparison of the four Pacific Northwest First Nations art styles. There are 800 clear, detailed illustrations accompanied by straightforward copy. Topics include design formline, ovoids, U shapes, S shapes, heads, body parts, and design formation, as well as a step-by-step "How to Draw" section.

$32.95

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Learning By Designing Vol. 2: Pacific Northwest Coast Native Indian Art
Format: Paperback
  • This companion manual to Volume 1 puts First Nations art into deeper cultural context, providing Native Indian philosophy, knowledge and skills foundation, code of ethics, and interviews with a contemporary First Nations family, as well as some aspects of historical context and a description of the Potlatch. A full colour, 16-page creation story with 20 designs is included.

    Additional topics include: contemporary design evolution with 50 examples, 20 designs to draw and paint, and a Quick Reference Chart containing over 100 designs.

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Learning By Doing: Northwest Coast Native Indian Art
Format: Paperback
  • This book contains step-by-step instructions and illustrations on the basics of drawing, designing, painting and carving in the Pacific Northwest Coast Native Indian art style.

$24.95

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Looking at Totem Poles
Author: Hilary Stewart
Format: Paperback
  • This work gives a historical, cultural, and artistic account of the ancient craft of totem poles that has grown to be a symbol of the Native Americans of the Northwest Coast.

    Suggested Grades: 9-12
    ABPBC

$17.95

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Northwest Coast Button Blanket Activity and Colouring Book
Author: Sgaana Jaada
Format: Paperback
  • Northwest Coast Button Blanket Activity and Colouring Book


    Button blankets have been in use for a very long time and are part of the regalia of many Northwest Coast First Nations people including the Haida, Nisga’a, Tsimshian, Tahltan and Tlingit peoples. The designs or crests on the button blanket identify the dancer’s or wearers family history, family crest, lineage, clans, rank and social status. The Northwest Coast First Nations people first created them after contact with fur traders, explorers and the Hudson’s Bay. Button blankets are worn to a variety of ceremonies including potlatches, pole raisings, a naming, memorials, feasts, weddings, graduations, public performances and dances. This book was designed to allow you to make a miniature version of a button blanket.

$9.50

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Northwest Native Arts: Basic Forms
Format: Paperback
  • Robert Stanley is a manificient artist showing the techniques of his culture in a very usable, interesting way.

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Northwest Native Arts: Creative Colours 2
Format: Paperback
  • More full-page native illustrations skillfully produced, designed to be colored showing style and techique.

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So, You Want To Be a Comic Book Artist?
Author: Philip Amara
Format: Paperback
  • Hit the ground at supersonic speed as a comic book artist with this step-by-step guide to creating, publishing, and marketing your first comic book, with tips from artists who make comics for a living!

    So, You Want to Be a Comic Book Artist? walks young readers through each step to becoming a hit comic book maker, from creating compelling characters and illustrations to getting published and marketing a finished product.

$11.99

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