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I Can Make Art ... Like Maud Lewis

I Can Make Art ... Like Maud Lewis

| 12 min

In this short film from the I Can Make Art Like... series, a group of Grade 6 students are inspired by Maud Lewis, the celebrated Nova Scotian folk artist who painted scenes of country life. With the help of artist Kyle Jackson, they create a folk art painting of their own downtown neighbourhood. Informative, touching and filled with the magic of creation, this film shows both the power and simple pleasure of folk art.

  • writer
    Jane Churchill
  • director
    Jane Churchill
  • producer
    Tamara Lynch
  • director of photography
    Kent Nason
  • sound recordist
    Arthur McKay
  • editor
    Joey Calugay
  • production manager
    Jan Nathanson
  • researcher
    Elaine Shatenstein
  • series researcher
    Jane Churchill
  • series art consultant
    Nancy Retallack-Lambert
  • art consultant
    Willie Reid
    Dale Sheppard
  • artist
    Kyle Jackson
  • workshop leader
    Kyle Jackson
  • music composer
    Eric Lemoyne
  • stills photography
    Colin MacKenzie
    Jane Churchill
  • additional art consultant
    Sharon Fernandez
    Anne Newlands
    Wendy Wilson
    Vivian Grey
  • sound editor
    Tony Reed
  • foley artist
    Karla Baumgardner
  • assistant foley artist
    Elana Medicoff
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • re-recording
    Shelley Craig
  • online editor
    Sylvain Desbiens
    Denis Gathelier
  • digital editing technician
    Chaz Oliver
    Ochelle Greenidge
    Martine Forget
    Phyllis Lewis
    Danielle Raymond
  • animation design
    Jane Churchill
  • animation
    Benoît Chagnon
  • titles
    Benoît Chagnon
  • digital imaging
    Louise Overy
    Pierre Landry
  • marketing manager
    Moira Keigher
  • post-production coordinator
    Claude Cardinal
    Linda Payette
  • studio clerk
    Christine Williams
  • studio administrator
    Marie Tonto-Donati
    Nickie Merulla
  • executive producer
    Sally Bochner


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Ages 9 to 12

Study Guide - Guide 1

Arts Education - Art


  • What was unique about Maude Lewis’s artistic style?
    • Test of students’ attention and listening skills as well as a chance to identify what aspect of the artistic style they connect with as an individual.
  • Paint what you see
    • Art project based on the students’ immediate surroundings, with a focus on the shapes and colors created by everyday objects.
  • Group Collage
    • Have the students go outdoors to take notes on what they find in their environment, urban or otherwise. Then, assign roles for the construction of unique pieces or landmarks to create a collage-like painting of the students’ environment. This can be an exploration of different artistic mediums as well as a team-building exercise for the final construction of the piece.

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