Materials: hammer, chisel, drill and bits 1 ½, ⅛, compound slide saw, jointer, belt sander, Japanese saw
Artist Statement: I was inspired to do this canoe because it looks like a good bonding experience with my father. Also because the Haida culture and their canoes are very beautiful and inspiring. I especially like the symbols and the artwork on the canoes.
Artist Statement: I chose to build a Haida Gwaii Dugout Canoe because I liked the shape of the canoe. The canoe has a rustic, earthy feeling which reminds me of our family cottage and a camp that I go to in the summer time. It was also a challenging project that my dad and I worked on which was a great way to spend time together.
Name of Canoe: Dugout Canoe
Measurements: (height) 5½ cm, (length) 30 cm, (width) 6 cm, (width of bow) 1 cm, (length of stern) 3 cm.
Materials: a log, carving tools (chisels, gouges), sandpaper (coarse, medium, and fine), varnish (clear), a paintbrush
Artist Statement: I was inspired to choose this dugout canoe, because, I have never experienced a canoe trip, and I find it fascinating. Also I have never carved anything out of wood before, so I wanted to challenge myself by taking initiative to take a risk. #KKSA6B11
Emma R.B. O’Brien
Name of Object: Haida Cork Canoe
Length: 41 cm Width: 6.5 cm
Materials: thin cork sheet, paper template of Haida canoe, 2 small popsicle sticks, hot glue gun, scissors, glue sticks, tape measure, acrylique paint, binder clips, nut, and 3 bolts.
Artist Statement: This canoe is based off the “Head canoe” which is one of the four ocean-faring canoes created by different Haida groups on the coast. I chose to make a Haida canoe because I wanted to learn more about the Haida culture and the Haida Gwaii and now after all the research I want to go to the Haida Gwaii more than ever!
Artist Statement: I chose a Birch bark canoe because I was very interested in how the aboriginals historically made these canoes. I also think Birch trees are very beautiful.
Name of Object: Cedar Dugout Canoe
Length: 35cm Width: 8cm
Materials: Cedar, Staining, table saw, safety goggles, safety gloves, big chisel, small chisel, hammer, cloth, sandpaper, sanding block
Artist Statement: I decided to make a dugout canoe made out of cedar wood. I found that the wood was really hard to work with. This project was very challenging and pushed me to my limits on creativity.
Name of Object: Dugout Adventure
Length: 30 cm Width: 5 cm
Materials: pine wood, spray varnish, electric plane, C-clamps, electric sander, jigsaw, X-acto knife, pencil, flat wood chisel, round edge chisel, dremel, sand paper, hammer, carpenter’s glue
Artist Statement: Building a canoe was an amazing experience to bond with my dad, and learn to use power tools. This canoe was inspired by a canoe that i was inspired to make that I saw at St. Marie Among The Hurons, a museum of FNMI (First Nations Metis Inuit) history and art. I have always wanted to make a canoe and I finally got the experience!
Ahreanna del Mundo
Name of Object: My Haida Gwaii Dugout Canoe
Length: 44.5cm Width: 7.5cm
Materials: 24 pieces of 1.25 x 1.25 x 44.5cm, tape measure, exacto knife, wood glue, clamp, pencil, coping saw, drill, sand paper, wood carving knife set, plastic sand, varnish, paint
Artist Statement: I thought making a canoe would be really hard and stressful but it turned out to be really fun and pretty easy. I was surprised that my canoe could float because I made some little holes by accident but the varnish fixed it.
Name of Object: The Cedar Canoe (Okanagan canoe)
Length: 30cm Width: 10cmHeight: 10cm
Materials: a cedar block, jigsaw, circular saw, sanding paper, chisel and power tools.
Artist Statement: I was inspired to make a dugout canoe by the Okanagan tribe because of the location and how they made them. Also the design is very different compared to other canoes and the painting is a little different as well.
Artist Statement: For my canoe I was inspired by the Beothuk people of Newfoundland. They made canoes that were constructed of rawhide stretched over a frame of saplings. I made a similar canoe using rawhide but with a frame of aluminum wire.
Name of Object: Algonquin birchbark canoe
Length: 35 cm Width: 11cm
Materials: exacto knife, wood glue, stapler, old wooden fruit basket (or cedar wood), drill, paper and layout, pliers, bucket of water, pencil, scissors.
Artist Statement: I found that throughout this project I grew in my understanding of research, learning, and my current take on FNMI people. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed getting my bark, building my frame, and ending up with the finished product.
Name of Object: Eastern Woodland Cork Canoe
Length: 27cm Width: 7.5cm
Materials: Thin cork sheet, hot glue
Artist Statement: I was inspired by the Central Algonquian and I decided that my canoe would have been used near the Eastern Woodlands. I am happy that I made a canoe and it is so cool to learn the history of canoes!!
Name of Object: Haida Gwaii Cedar Dugout Canoe
Length: 22cm Width: 8cm
Materials: table saw, chisel, hammer, electric sander, fine point, markers, cedar wood
Artist Statement: I was inspired by the Haida Gwaii First Nations group to create a cedar dugout canoe. I wanted to make a cedar dugout canoe because First Nations people would use it for many things, for example, hunting, fishing, and canoe trips.
Name of Object: The Haida Gwaii Dugout Canoe
Length: 61cm Width: 9cm
Materials: pine wood, a jigsaw, a Skilsaw, a table saw, hammer, chisels, wood filler, carpenters glue, a workbench, sandpaper, an electric sander, red paint, primer, and a steel bore.
Artist Statement: I was inspired by the Haida Gwaii tribe, and have successfully created a dugout canoe, over the span of about two weeks. I have chosen to create this type of canoe because it was be a fun thing to try and it would be a great learning experience.
Name of Object: Birch bark canoe
Length: 51 cm Width:15cm
Materials: birch bark, various sizes of thin wood, glue gun, hot glue for glue gun, and a x-acto knife
Artist Statement: I really liked making my canoe it was really fun. During the process I had a lot of struggles such as cutting myself and burning myself with the glue gun.
Name of Object: Ojibway Birch Bark Canoe
Length: 52cm Width: 11 cm
Materials: For my canoe model I used birch bark, balsa wood, a needle, string, an exacto knife, a grassy lawn, wooden stakes, glue, clips, and scissors.
Artist Statement: I was inspired by the Ojibway/Chippewa first nations tribe because they traditionally made birch bark canoes for long trips for trading and/or fishing and hunting. I faced a lot of challenges while making my canoe model, but over all, it was a really fun experience!
Name of Canoe: Birch Bark Canoe
Length: 32 cm Width:12 cm
Materials: cork, hot glue, no more nails(glue), birch bark
Artist Statement: My canoe is inspired by the Huron-Wendat Tribe. My canoe was pretty easy to build. It took me 5 days. I would like to thank my dad because he helped me not hurt myself and I wouldn't have made as great a canoe without him.
Name of Object: My Canoe Made of Duct Tape and Hangers
Artist Statement: I decided on making this canoe because it was an easy but fun way of making a canoe. I wanted to do a wood canoe but I didn’t have the right supplies so I used duct tape!
Aaron Van Seters
Name of Object: Dugout Canoe
Length: 24 cm Width: 6 cm
Materials used: balsa Wood
Artist Statement: I was inspired by the Haida Gwaii because their canoes were very well made and extremely silent. I thought it would be a challenge. The procedure I used involved carving, digging, sanding and then painting.
Name of Object: Dugout canoe
Width: 14.5cm Length: 47cm Height: 14.5cm
Materials: glue gun, glue sticks, paint, paint brushes, paper mache, feathers beads, and cut up bracelet.
Artist Statement: I chose this canoe because I love the art and designs that they use.