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Fish Prints Inspired by Kenojuak Ashevak

  “A lot of times, I don’t make what is in my head because, as I go along, it even gets better.”

-Kenojuak Ashevak

During this session we learned about the great Canadian artist, Kenojuak Ashevak. She was born in an igloo in 1927 in Ikerrasak, which is located on Southern Baffin Island.  Kenojuak Ashevak used many mediums to create, including: graphite, soapstone, coloured pencils, felt tip pens, watercolours and acrylics.   She designed several drawings for Canadian stamps and coins.  Her famous work, The Enchanted Owl was made into a stamp in 1970.

We used foam trays to make our fish printing plates. The students learned how to apply paint with a brayer and press their plate onto their watercolour background.

The watercolour background is alive with movement and colour.


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