Posts Tagged ‘art’


Primal: discovering the scream and its resonance


Download the Primal study guide designed to guide teachers in the discovery of the scream, a fundamental form of human expression that has often been under-valued or suppressed.


How to Use the New McLaren’s Workshop App in Your Classroom


Interactive apps are an amazing addition to the classroom, as they offer students a unique way to learn new media skills and develop their creative abilities. Teaching animation is a great way to combine many curriculum links in one activity, and this is especially the case with our new, highly creative app: McLaren’s Workshop. The more »

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5 Films to Help You Make Art This Summer


NFB Education can help your kids make art this summer! We’ve compiled a list of 5 fun and creative films to inspire your summer art projects


Remembering Acclaimed Inuit Artist Kenojuak Ashevak


Kenojuak Ashevak, one of Canada’s most acclaimed graphic artists, died yesterday at the age of 85. At the time of her death, the Inuit art pioneer was living in a wood-frame house in Kinngait (Cape Dorset) on Baffin Island, not far from the igloo where she was born, in a camp area known as Ikirisaq. more »


Friday staff pick: RiP! A Remix Manifesto


Hi everyone! My name’s Kate Ruscito and I’m the newly minted English Community Manager for the NFB. I was asked to do another Friday Cinema post, so I humbly present to you my favorite doc from our vaults: RiP! When I first started working at the NFB, all anyone could talk about was RiP! A more »


Cinemagraphs or Good ol’ Graphics Interchange Format


This post was translated from French. Last week, this post by Belinda Lanks on was widely shared and re-shared on social networks. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, since the post brings together a set of superb GIFs based on memorable scenes from Stanley Kubrick’s films and animated by artist Gustaf Mantel. If you’ve more »

Discovering art through film


The following is a guest post from our former editor, Nancy Barr. I Can Make Art … Like Maud Lewis by Jane Churchill, National Film Board of Canada Hi! I’m filling in for Carolyne Weldon this week. I worked at the NFB for 10 years so it’s good to be back. The news this week more »

Art and Design: The Process for Claire Blanchet’s “The Interview”


This guest post was written by Claire Blanchet, director and animator of the latest Work For All film, The Interview. I loved Jean-Hervé Désiré’s concept for the film, rooted in the discrepancy between what’s being thought and what’s being said. I wanted to illustrate this concept through icons in some way, since the film takes more »

The NFB and the Virtual Museum bring Canada’s treasures to life online


Cries from the Deep by Jacques Gagn, National Film Board of Canada On May 18, The Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) launched a new project called Canada’s Got Treasures!, in which treasures from our national museums and heritage institutions will be put online for the world to discover and enjoy. In addition, people are encouraged more »

Q&A with artist and filmmaker Mark Lewis


Artist Mark Lewis’ latest work is a film trilogy entitled Cold Morning. The 3 films, Cold Morning, Nathan Phillips Square, A Winter’s Night, Skating and TD Centre, 54th Floor combine to make up the first major public exhibition of Lewis’ work in Toronto, Mark Lewis: In a City. The exhibit opens at the Justina M. more »

Theodore Ushev and the Ottawa International Animation Festival Poster


The gloves come off as bloggers, art critics, artists and teachers take sides on the issue of what constitutes art.

Own a piece of The Sweater


Animator/Illustrator Sheldon Cohen has decided to sell off 72 pieces of original artwork from his classic film, The Sweater. This is a great opportunity for hockey fans, animation aficionados and art collectors in general. The prints range from $150 to $500. For more information, and to see all the works available for sale, visit Sheldon more »