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I Can Make Art ... Like Maud Lewis - DVD ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB534056
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Tamara Lynch, Sally Bochner
Directors:  Jane Churchill
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Arts, Documentary, Education, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2005
Running Time:  12:03
Closed Captions:  Yes


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Maud Lewis drew on her happiest memories to paint delightful pictures of her world. Despite being stricken with physical disabilities from an early age, the celebrated Nova Scotia folk artist found joy in painting scenes of country life on canvases, greeting cards and on the very walls of her tiny one-room home.

In I Can Make Art Like Maud Lewis, a group of Grade 6 students is inspired by her incredible life and work. With the help of folk artist Kyle Jackson, they create a folk art painting of their own downtown neighbourhood.

Informative, deeply touching and filled with the magic of creation, I Can Make Art Like Maud Lewis shows both the power and simple pleasure of folk art.

I Can Make Art is a series of six short films that take a kids'-eye view on a diverse group of Canadian visual artists.


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