July 4th to July 8th 2022
9am to 4pm
Drop off: 845am
Pick up: 4pm
Children to bring their own lunches.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Campers will learn about the First Nations’ traditions, stories and teachings about the Thunderbird. They will be able to explore and create work in diverse mediums in response to the teachings.
Instructor Bio: Artist Paul Whittam is from the Sheshegwaning First Nation on Manitoulin Island. Negik, which means Otter, is the Spirit name that Paul Whittam was given by an Elder during a traditional naming ceremony. Accordingly, he creates art under the synonym Star Otter Art. For him, his art is visual healing through color, shape, and form. Whittam took the Ojibwe Woodland style and transformed it into his very own and typical style. Whittam is a mostly self-taught artist who attended the Georgian College Art Fundamentals program and also took several art courses while earning an Indigenous Studies honor degree at Trent University.
Artist Statement: “My goal is to bring beautiful Indigenous stories to the people. Through colour, imagery and form we can share our wonderful stories. When I create my work there will always be explanation given as to why the pieces were made and what the images represent. I want to use colour to heal. Medicine can come in many forms and my healing takes place through my work.”