Sudbury Catholic District School Board
May 08, 2024

St. Anne Students Spread Love Through Artwork Inspired by Indigenous Artist Norval Morrisseau

On May 7, the grade 1/2 students at St. Anne’s participated in a creative activity that taught the representation of Love through Indigenous art. In honour of this year’s Catholic Education Week theme, “We are Called to Love,” the students, under the guidance of their teacher, Mrs. Jeanveau, and with the expertise of Indigenous Support Worker Ms. Carissa, delved into the symbolism of Love, as depicted by the eagle.

Drawing inspiration from Canadian Indigenous Artist Norval Morrisseau, known for his vibrant and expressive woodland style, the students learned about the significance of the eagle in Indigenous culture and its representation of Love.

After gaining an understanding of the symbolism, the students embarked on a creative journey. With paintbrushes in hand and vivid colours on their palettes, they set out to paint their own interpretation of the eagle using woodland-style techniques. The result was a s stunning collection of eagle paintings, each unique and bursting with colour.

In line with the theme, “We are Called to Love,” the students decided to spread Love beyond the classroom. Each painting will be gifted to a person who embodies Love in their lives, spreading warmth and joy wherever they go.

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