Indigenous Art Learning

International students create art learning about Indigenous culture

In April and May of 2021, all international students were invited to participate in a series of four online Anishinaabe art classes delivered by the Wabano Centre. First Nations inspired artworks by OCDSB international student Marit Erbrink from The Netherlands was selected to be printed on T-shirts to be given to all new international students.

As Marit explains: “the art classes were so much more than just drawing since our passionate teacher explained about the First Nations of Canada... and the significance what we were drawing.” Marit incorporated many symbolic elements of First Nations’ culture and art in her drawings.

Anishinabe Art

One of two Anishinaabe inspired artworks by student Marit Erbrink

Anishinabe Art

T-shirts with the artwork of international student Marit Erbrink modeled by Marit (far left) with OCENET staff members (l-r), Kari Hanes (Manager, Programs), Geoff Best (Executive Director) and Kevin Orange (Operations Manager).

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