Online Indigenous Art Adventures

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Join us! For the Indigenous Art Adventures with Lance Cardinal. ACAA is honoured to showcase the talented Lance Cardinal as he hosts monthly Indigenous Art Adventures for children and families across the province. In case you missed the previous adventures visit the ACAA YouTube page.

 

"Bring the whole family together and join Indigenous artist Lance Cardinal online as he guides you through a fun and easy art tutorial filled with culture magic and music!

Be sure to follow Lance Cardinal by subscribing to his YouTube Channel and on Facebook and Instagram.

About

My name is Lance Cardinal. I am an Indigenous artist from the Treaty 8 Bigstone Cree Nation territory in Northern Alberta. I am always excited to meet new people and share my passion for art and creative thinking! I originally started these videos on Facebook during the covid-19 pandemic to help bring online fun and positivity to kids and parents during isolation. I also love to share my Northern Cree culture, doing what I can to help bridge the gap of understanding between Indigenous and Non-indigenous Canadians. I incorporate basic words, numbers, and colors into the art project where I can, and even feature Famous Indigenous Artists and their works.

Upcoming Dates

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Topic: Leaf Family Portrait Fall - Ta Kwakin

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm on the ACAA Facebook Page

Pre-Register: Eventbrite (click here)

Today's episode is all about Fall! Participants will learn the Cree word for Fall, and then create their own Family portrait out of leaves!

Supplies Needed:

  • Plain White Paper

  • Leaves of any colours

  • Googley eyes

  • Glue

  • Markers

*Children under 12 will require parental assistance.

Online Video (Accessibility):

Follow the Aboriginal Congress of Alberta Association Facebook page to watch the Indigenous Art Adventures with Lance Cardinal. Videos will be posted 2-3 days after on both the ACAA and the Indigenous Art Adventures YouTube Page.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Topic: Star Blanket Sun Catchers

Cree word of the day: acâhkos "Star" ᐊᒑᐦᑯᐢ

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm live on the ACAA Facebook Page

Pre-Register: Eventbrite (click here)

Learn how to make a Star Blanket Sun Catcher with Indigenous artist Lance Cardinal from the Bigstone Cree Nation in Treaty 8 territory. 

 

This award-winning artist and television personality will take you on an exciting adventure of art, song, and culture! His “Mr. Dress-up'' style workshops will lead you and your family through a fun and easy art project LIVE from his studio in Edmonton, Alberta! Plus, you will learn some Cree and sing some songs! So join in on the fun and make some memories that will last a lifetime!

Supplies Needed:

  • Thin long popsicle sticks, or coffee stir sticks

  • Colored tissue paper in many colors

  • Black String or yarn

  • Black craft paint and painting supplies

  • Scissors

  • Glue gun

  • White glue

  • *Hair dryer (optional to help dry paint faster)

  • *Suction cup hook for window (optional)

*Children under 12 will require parental assistance.

Follow the Aboriginal Congress of Alberta Association Facebook page to watch the Indigenous Art Adventures with Lance Cardinal. 

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Topic: This month's art tutorial are beautiful stick puppets called "Spirit Dancers"! These easy-to-make puppets are super cute and perfect for kids of all ages!

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm live on the ACAA Facebook Page

 

Pre-Register: Eventbrite (click here)

 

Supplies Needed:

  • Multi-colored tissue paper or Coffee Filters 
    Washable Markers or watercolor paints
    2 Pipe Cleaners (per dancer)
    Tiny Elastic
    Long bamboo skewer (Painted black)

  • Scissors

  • Glue or glue gun

  • Baking sheet

*Children under 12 will require parental assistance.

Online Video (Accessibility):

Follow the Aboriginal Congress of Alberta Association Facebook page to watch the Indigenous Art Adventures with Lance Cardinal. Videos will be posted 2-3 days after on the Indigenous Art Adventures YouTube Page.

 

Follow the Aboriginal Congress of Alberta Association Facebook page to watch the Indigenous Art Adventures with Lance Cardinal. Videos will be posted 2-3 days after on the ACAA Facebook Page

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Topic: Kâhkêwak (Cree Word) Dried Meat (ᑳᐦᑫᐊᐧᐠ)

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm live on the ACAA Facebook Page

 

Pre-Register: Eventbrite (click here)

 

Supplies Needed:

  • 9 long twigs or sticks (9")

  • 6 Short twigs or sticks (6")

  • Twine, sinew, or thread

  • Red felt or fabric or paper (for meat)

  • Scissors

  • Glue Gun

  • Brown marker

  • Ruler to measure twigs

*Children under 12 will require parental assistance.

Online Video (Accessibility):

Follow the Aboriginal Congress of Alberta Association Facebook page to watch the Indigenous Art Adventures with Lance Cardinal. Videos will be posted 2-3 days after on the Indigenous Art Adventures YouTube Page.

 

Follow the Aboriginal Congress of Alberta Association Facebook page to watch the Indigenous Art Adventures with Lance Cardinal. Videos will be posted 2-3 days after on the ACAA Facebook Page

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Topic: Fall Hunting Game Moose Moswa (Cree Word)

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm on the ACAA Facebook Page

Pre-Register: Eventbrite (click here)

This week we are talking about moose hunting. Participants will learn about the Cree word for moose, watch a video from John D’Or Prairie’s fall traditional moose hunt, and then make their own Moose Hunting Game!

 

Supplies Needed:

*Children under 12 will require parental assistance.

Online Video (Accessibility):

Follow the Aboriginal Congress of Alberta Association Facebook page to watch the Indigenous Art Adventures with Lance Cardinal. Videos will be posted 2-3 days after on both the ACAA and the Indigenous Art Adventures YouTube Page.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Topic: Eagle Feather Bookmark

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm live on the ACAA Facebook Page

Pre-Register: Eventbrite (click here)

Supplies Needed:

  • Coloured card stock or construction paper (including black and white)

  • Moosehide scraps or hides of any kind. This can also be Fabric of any kind.

  • Black thin marker

  • Scissors

  • Glue Stick

  • Glue gun

*Children under 12 will require parental assistance.

Online Video (Accessibility):

Follow the Aboriginal Congress of Alberta Association Facebook page to watch the Indigenous Art Adventures with Lance Cardinal. Videos will be posted 2-3 days after on both the ACAA and the Indigenous Art Adventures YouTube Page.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Topic: Pet Rock Bunnies

Cree word of the day: Wâpos ᐋᐧᐳᐢ (Rabbit)

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm live on the ACAA Facebook Page

 

Pre-Register: Eventbrite (click here)

 

Supplies Needed:

  • Supplies Needed:

  • Rocks of any size

  • White acrylic paint and painting supplies

  • White and pink felt or paper

  • Cotton Balls

  • Small pink and black buttons (optional)

  • Scissors

  • Glue gun

  • *Children under 12 will require parental assistance.

*Children under 12 will require parental assistance.

Online Video (Accessibility):

Follow the Aboriginal Congress of Alberta Association Facebook page to watch the Indigenous Art Adventures with Lance Cardinal. Videos will be posted 2-3 days after on the Indigenous Art Adventures YouTube Page.

 

Follow the Aboriginal Congress of Alberta Association Facebook page to watch the Indigenous Art Adventures with Lance Cardinal. Videos will be posted 2-3 days after on the ACAA Facebook Page

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Topic: Dreamscape Diorama Dreams - Powatamowina (Cree Word)

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm on the ACAA Facebook Page

Pre-Register: Eventbrite (click here)

Today's episode is all about DREAMS! Students will learn the Cree word for Dreams and then create their own 3d Dreamscape. This activity can be difficult and I recommend teachers watch the episode first and then decide on how to distribute supplies.

ADDITIONAL IDEAS:

Allow students to create their own dreamscape, same 3D framing, without clouds and moon and adding their own dreams instead.

Supplies Needed:

  • Cardboard or foam core, cut into 8 ½ X11

  • 4 full sheets of coloured paper in different blues

  • Yellow paper for the moon and light blue for clouds (or white)

  • Cardboard or foam core bits as spacers

  • Yellow paint and painting supplies

  • Scissors

  • Glue stick and white glue or Glue gun

*Children under 12 will require parental assistance.

Online Video (Accessibility):

Follow the Aboriginal Congress of Alberta Association Facebook page to watch the Indigenous Art Adventures with Lance Cardinal. Videos will be posted 2-3 days after on both the ACAA and the Indigenous Art Adventures YouTube Page.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Topic: Pet Rock Bunnies

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm live on the ACAA Facebook Page

Pre-Register: Eventbrite (click here)

Supplies Needed:

  • Rocks of any size

  • White acrylic paint and painting supplies

  • White and pink felt or paper

  • Cotton Balls

  • Small pink and black buttons (optional)

  • Scissors

  • Glue gun

*Children under 12 will require parental assistance.

Online Video (Accessibility):

Follow the Aboriginal Congress of Alberta Association Facebook page to watch the Indigenous Art Adventures with Lance Cardinal. Videos will be posted 2-3 days after on both the ACAA and the Indigenous Art Adventures YouTube Page.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Topic: Paper Plate Dream Catcher

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm - live on the ACAA Facebook Page

 

Pre-Register: Eventbrite (click here)

 

Supplies Needed:

  • plain paper plate or styrofoam plate
    yarn in the colour of your choice

  • 5 feathers 

  • 15 large coloured beads

  • 2 colours of paint 
    paintbrushes and painting supplies
    water and paper towels

  • scissors

  • *hole puncher (If you have one)

*children under 12 will require parental assistance.

Online Video (Accessibility):

Follow the Aboriginal Congress of Alberta Association Facebook page to watch the Indigenous Art Adventures with Lance Cardinal. Videos will be posted 2-3 days after on the Indigenous Art Adventures YouTube Page.

 

Follow the Aboriginal Congress of Alberta Association Facebook page to watch the Indigenous Art Adventures with Lance Cardinal. Videos will be posted 2-3 days after on the ACAA Facebook Page

Previous Indigenous Art Adventures

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Topic: Popsicle Stick Christmas Wall Hanging

Overview: Join artist Lance Cardinal for a special Holiday Edition of "Indigenous Art Adventures" and learn to create your own Reindeer wall Hanging! This fun and easy tutorial is the PERFECT family project to create together as a team, especially if you are isolating for the holidays! You can even personalize with all your names! 

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

 

Pre-Register: Eventbrite (click here)

 

Supplies Needed:

  • Popsicle Sticks (20 regular sized)

  • Glue Gun 

  • Christmas ribbons and greenery for decorating 

  • Black Acrylic Paint and painting supplies (paper plate, water jar, painting clothes, brushes for everyone)

  • Yarn or string for hanging

  • Gold or white paint pen for adding names.

*Glue gun is required for this project, kids under 12 may require parent or guardian assistance.

Online Video (Accessibility):

Follow the Aboriginal Congress of Alberta Association Facebook page to watch the Indigenous Art Adventures with Lance Cardinal. Videos will be posted on the Indigenous Art Adventures YouTube page to watch later or to share with others.

 

Follow the Aboriginal Congress of Alberta Association Facebook and follow Lance Cardinal on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Topic: Moccasin Paperweights 

Cree word (Sakaw Cree): Moosehide Moccasin – Pahkekin ‘nweskisin

Overview: Participants will learn about the moccasin and watch an art tutorial on how to turn rocks into a beautiful gift or keepsake.

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

 

Pre-Register: Eventbrite (click here)

 

Supplies Needed:

  • 2 medium-sized rocks (plum or avocado size, that looks like a foot or slipper)

  • fur for trim (Can also be yarn or cotton balls)

  • acrylic paint in Moosehide yellow, Black, White Pink, Green, Yellow. Each participant only needs a quarter-sized portion of paint.

  • thin paintbrush and Thicker paintbrush

  • water in jar or cup

  • paper towel to dab paintbrush on when cleaning

  • painting clothes

  • glue gun

  • hairdryer

Protocol:

This project needs rocks from outside. Be sure and do the walk before the session and wash and dry the rocks. Be sure protocols are followed when taking things from nature! Leave tobacco behind and thank the creator for the bounty.

*children under 12 will require parental assistance.

Online Video (Accessibility):

Follow the Aboriginal Congress of Alberta Association Facebook page to watch the Indigenous Art Adventures with Lance Cardinal. Videos will be posted 2-3 days after on the Indigenous Art Adventures YouTube Page.

 

Follow the Aboriginal Congress of Alberta Association Facebook page to watch the Indigenous Art Adventures with Lance Cardinal. Videos will be posted 2-3 days after on the Family Art Adventures YouTube Page.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Topic: Manicos (Worm)

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

 

Pre-Register: Eventbrite (click here)

 

Supplies Needed:

  • colorfull pom poms

  • small googley eyes

  • black thread or string

  • small glue stick

  • glue gun

*children under 12 will require parental assistance.

Online Video (Accessibility):

Follow the Aboriginal Congress of Alberta Association Facebook page to watch the Indigenous Art Adventures with Lance Cardinal. Videos will be posted 2-3 days after on the Indigenous Art Adventures YouTube Page.

 

Follow the Aboriginal Congress of Alberta Association Facebook page to watch the Indigenous Art Adventures with Lance Cardinal. Videos will be posted 2-3 days after on the Family Art Adventures YouTube Page.

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