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Illustrate and Paint a First Nation Story with Rhoda Merkel

Rhoda Merkel • Illustration and Painting

Choose a First Nation story that fits with your classroom goals – options are many! Paint a story telling blanket, a mural, t-shirts, canvas, pillow cases or an illustrated book of the story using acrylic or watercolor paints. Turtle Island is a favorite.

Grade Suitability3-12
Maximum Class SizeClass size
Time Required4-6 hours
Material RequiredSupplied by artist.
Material CostSupply costs depend on what is painted on. (Usually $50 - $75)
Language of InstructionEnglish
AvailabilitySeptember - June
Special NotesThis a super fun project with options for a variety of extensions. Story Suggestions: How Summer Came to the Yukon: How Raven Brought Light to the World How Unity was restored to the Animals How Raven Brought Salmon to the People Salmon Boy Turtle Island The First Potlatch Koklux How Butterflies Came to Be

Rhoda Merkel

Rhoda was born and raised in the Yukon, is a member of the Tahltan Nation and is a passionate First Nation culture promoter, educator and artist. She has a studio in Atlin, B.C., where you can find her sewing, beading, painting, and moose tufting, writing, or preparing for school teaching sessions. Rhoda has been working in Yukon schools for over 10 years and has been teaching for over 30 years. She is available to do small or big projects, in all communities, has worked in every grade level and is Available for Sky is the Limit projects.

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  • 250-651-7668 or 867-335-1761
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