Welcome to the “Art is Good Medicine” workshop. This PDF provides an in-depth look at who Emma is, what inspires her art, how art works as good medicine in our lives, and how art can be used to make a change.
To accompany this PDF, we created a video workshop that youth can follow to re-create one of Emma’s drawings, especially for Moose Hide Campaign Day! The recreation will take approximately 15 minutes. It may work best for students to follow this video independently due to the need to pause at differing points to follow along. It can also work to follow together as a class, or you can print off the colouring page included here and have students add their own personal touches to make it their own while still watching the video to understand better Emma’s technique, her story, and the meaning behind the art.
This PDF includes a lesson plan that can be used independently or alongside the video workshop. This lesson focuses on advocacy and how art can be a tool to help people understand, question, and care about social justice issues.
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