Materials: 1 piece of birch bark (8½ x 11”), 1 pair of scissors, 1 needle, 1 Pencil, 1 spool of thick polyester thread, 1 permanent marker (black), 1 bucket, 1 ruler or tape measure, 2 sticks of beeswax, 1 saucepan, 1 small pan, 1 teaspoon
Artist statement: I was inspired to choose the birch bark canoe because birch bark is both naturally beautiful and lightweight, yet sturdy. First Nations people of Ontario would have used this type of canoe because birch bark was plentiful in their land.
Artist Statement: My canoe was inspired by the First Nations on what is now Queen Charlotte Island and the beauty of British Columbia. It is built mostly by using strips of cedar. During this process I learned a variety of life skills like woodworking and built a unique cedar strip canoe.
Lucie Roman Kiss
Object Name: Water bottle canoe
Length: 72cm Width: 19cm
Materials: hot glue,plastic bags,plastic bottles
Artist Statement: I decided to make a environmental statement. My canoe design is to prevent the use of plastic water bottles.
Object Name: Birch Bark Canoe
Length: 20cm Width: 7cm
Materials: scissors, dental floss, clamps, a sturdy needle, birch bark, and small twigs
Artist statement: I was inspired to make a birch bark canoe because when I was doing my research for what canoe I was going to make, I realized that I had a bunch of fallen birch bark trees at my cottage. My mom had also just bought a birch bark canoe from a store, and I realized I could use that as my model.
Artist Statement: I chose to make a model whaling canoe. I wanted to make this canoe because I wanted to capture the beauty and spirit of a real whaling canoe and to recognise this canoe is a work of art.
Artist Statement: I chose to make up my own type of canoe called a ‘wood piece’ canoe because I wanted to challenge myself. I based it on the Haida dugout canoe.
Name of Object: Cork Canoe
Depth: 3cm Height: 5cm Width: 8cm Length: 28cm
Materials: Hot glue gun, exacto knife, two sheets of thick cork, PVA glue, red, yellow and green paint, black permanent marker, and a bowl of hot water
Artist Statement: I chose a cork canoe because it is very easy to bend and glue. It is also very easy to find and very cheap to buy. It is also insect free, and smooth making it easy to paint on. Cork canoes are very fun to make.
Name of Object: Birch Bark Canoe
Length: 21cm Width: 5cm
Materials Used: birch bark, yarn string, red hanger
Artist Statement: I used lots of yarn string. I weaved and ‘sewed it in between the bark after that I cut the excess wood off. I think my canoe represented a creative Beausoleil canoe. I chose this canoe because my uncle owns a cottage on the Beausoleil reserve and I've grown up paddling in canoes at the island.
Name of Object: Birch Bark Canoe
Length: 37 cm Width: 9 cm
Materials: birch bark, hot glue, exacto knife, thread and needle, template
Artist Statement: I chose to make a birch bark canoe from the Mississauga people when I found out that this school [KKSA] was on there territory. This was the reason I chose a birch bark canoe. In the process I had a lot of fun and learned a lot.
Name of Object: Dugout Canoe
Length: 53cm Width: 15cm
Materials: hammer, tape measure, exacto knife, two chisels [5mm and a 15mm], gloves, jigsaw, safety glasses, mitre saw, hand sander and a plane sander.
Artist Statement: Some of the design problems I had while making my dugout canoe were:
1. The wood was pretty old and it was cracking.
2. Digging it out with a chisel was really hard to get the inside of the canoe flat.
Name of Object: Birch bark canoe
Length: 48cm Width: 6cm
Materials: cardboard, popsicle sticks, birch bark, tape and staples.
Artist Statement: I have made a long nose birch bark canoe which was used traditionally by the Ojibway people. My inspiration to create this canoe was my mom, who lived on the reserve for approximately 4 years and became very close with some Ojibway families. I had an amazing experience creating my canoe with my grandfather and my stepdad.
Name of Object: Red Cedar Canoe
Length: 36 cm Width:10 cm
Materials: white card, wood grain paper, exacto knife, cutting board, template from the Internet, glue dots
Artist Statement: My canoe is a red cedar canoe used by the Musqueam people living around the area of what is now Vancouver. It was used for fishing because red cedar wood is very strong. I made mine out of paper because I couldn't find the right wood and tools, but it resembles how the Musqueam people use to make it.
Name of Object: Model paper mâché canoe.
Length: 71 cm Width: 22 cm
Materials: cardboard, staples, newspaper, flour, boiled water, light and dark paint, exacto knife, scissors.
Artist Statement: First I made my frame out of cardboard and staples. Then I made my paper mâché paste out of equal parts of flour and water. I cut some newspaper into strips then dipped them in the paste and layered them onto my canoe. I waited overnight for it to dry and finally painted it, I painted the inside light brown and the outside a darker shade of brown. That is how I made my model paper mâché canoe.
Artist Statement: I chose the Algonquin tribe because I saw that some Algonquins lived in North Bay which is where my mother grew up. I decided to make a duct tape canoe because I had no wood working tools or experience with woodworking, and neither did my parents. I also chose a duct tape canoe because I knew that duct tape is durable and waterproof.
Name Of Object: Haida Dugout Cedar Canoe
Length: 33.5cm Width: 7cm
Materials: cedar log, Tools: saws, sandpaper, carving tools, exact knife Paints: primer, acrylic paint, varnish
Artist Statement: When I first saw the Haida dugout canoe online, I instantly started to love the design of the canoe because of the beautiful art form adorned on its side. This love intensified as I gathered more information on its significance to the Haida culture. Like the Haida, I did not use any power tools so I realized that it is a laborious task to make a canoe. This made me enjoy the process more and it deepened my understanding on the subject matter.
Name of Object: Dugout Canoe.
Length: 19 cm Width: 3 cm
Materials: wood, a saw, a sanding tool, a smaller jigsaw, and a chisel
Artist Statement: I made my canoe out of a log of wood I found on the beach near my house. Since it is a dugout canoe I needed to carve it out with a chisel. I shaped the ends of the canoe so it resembles a canoe.