Wall Murals Enhancing History

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The following are wall murals painted by students during 2009-10 in Ontario,Canada; except for the mural executed in Holguin,Cuba. The designs come from a portfollio I use to intice the students. Those students with artistic design are encouraged to incorporated their images into the overall wall concept. These projects fall under "Cultural Appreciation From A First Nation Perspective". I am open for long and short term contracts. Michael

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Wall Murals Enhancing History

  1. 1. Wall Murals Enhancing History<br />Cultural Appreciation From A First Nation’s Perspective<br />Lead Artist: ©Michael Cywink<br />1<br />All Rights Reserved <br /> Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />
  2. 2. 15th International Youth Arts Festival Holguin, Cuba - 2006 / Dodems And Clans<br />2<br />All Rights Reserved <br /> Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />
  3. 3. Manitoulin Island – The Island Of The Spirits“The Resting Place of the Creator”<br />3<br />All Rights Reserved <br />Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />
  4. 4. This mural was completed in 3 days. It was the highlight of the festival. Title: Island To Island<br />4<br />All Rights Reserved <br />Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />
  5. 5. Symbolic Interpretation<br />You will notice that there is a repetition of images in each of the murals.<br />This repetition is a reminder of the following:<br /> The animals represent our Dodems (Our Spirit Helpers) and various Clans we are of.<br />The plants represent the medicinal world our early relations lived in.<br />Pictograph images are used to represent the artisans who were working on them over 1,400 years ago.<br />5<br />All Rights Reserved <br />Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />
  6. 6. Christian Island Elementary SchoolGrade 8 to Grade 3, 2009<br />6<br />All Rights Reserved <br />Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />
  7. 7. CEIS – Wall 1<br />7<br />All Rights Reserved <br /> Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />
  8. 8. Wall 1: 1of2This mural project was layed out by the students<br />8<br />All Rights Reserved <br />Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />
  9. 9. Wall 1: 2of2The students took it upon themselves to layout all four walls of the gym.<br />9<br />All Rights Reserved <br />Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />
  10. 10. Wall 2: 1of2<br />10<br />All Rights Reserved <br />Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />
  11. 11. Wall 2: 2of2The students of Christian Island First Nations went beyond the call of duty.<br />11<br />All Rights Reserved <br />Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />
  12. 12. Wall 3: 1of2This project was part of the Aboriginal Artist In the Schools Program, Ontario Arts Council (AAIS/OAC)<br />12<br />All Rights Reserved <br />Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />
  13. 13. Wall 3: 2of2Wall 2 and 3 are approximately 60 feet long<br />13<br />All Rights Reserved <br />Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />
  14. 14. Wall 4: 1of1Wall 1 and 4 are approximately 30 feet long.<br />14<br />All Rights Reserved <br />Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />
  15. 15. What are the advantages to this project?<br />This project can be linked to the following: medicinal plant research and science class.<br />Animal research and social studies<br />Art covering research, eye hand co-ordination, line drawing, layout design, painting utilizing all aspects of elements. Plus...<br />The students get to know a little more of themself and their team peers.<br />15<br />All Rights Reserved <br />Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />
  16. 16. A B Ellis Public School 2009Grade 8 to 3, AAIS/OAC (1of2)<br />16<br />All Rights Reserved <br />Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />
  17. 17. 2of2Mural layout by the Artist/ 75 students per-day50 hour project<br />17<br />All Rights Reserved <br />Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />
  18. 18. Huntsville Public School – 2010Grade 6 Exclusive (1of3) AAIS/OAC<br />18<br />All Rights Reserved <br /> Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />
  19. 19. 2of3This mural is made up of 6 panels 4ftX8ft.<br />19<br />All Rights Reserved <br />Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />
  20. 20. 3of3This mural is a complement to the First Nation’s culture and an environmental statement. It was mounted just before the G8 Summitt<br />20<br />All Rights Reserved <br />Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />
  21. 21. Central Manitoulin Public School – 2010Students specially selected for this project from Grade 8 to Grade 2 (1of3)<br />21<br />All Rights Reserved <br />Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />
  22. 22. This project was sponsored by the Rainbow District School Board<br />22<br />All Rights Reserved <br />Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />
  23. 23. This project came with the support of the parents and community of Mindemoya, Manitoulin Island.<br />23<br />All Rights Reserved <br />Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />
  24. 24. Espanola High School – 2010Appreciating Aboriginal Culture Class1of3<br />24<br />All Rights Reserved <br /> Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />
  25. 25. 2of2Those students who have artistic styles were allowed to incorporate their work into the mural<br />25<br />All Rights Reserved <br /> Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />
  26. 26. 3of3Ownership to the mural belongs to the students. Sponsored by the Rainbow District School Board<br />26<br />All Rights Reserved <br /> Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />
  27. 27. Michael Cywink can be contacted through the following sites<br />miizhen@hotmail.com<br />cyfallenrock@yahoo.com<br />4 portfolios can be viewed on the following site: www.photoshow.com/members/michaelcywink<br />Please contact for his visual cv<br />Michael is a muralist, colorist, artist, published author and curator.<br />Band member to the WikwemikongUnceded Indian Reserve, Manitoulin Island<br />27<br />All Rights Reserved <br />Copyright Michael Cywink 2010<br />

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