Totem Poles

We looked to indigenous cultures for today’s inspiration for the workshop – particularly First Nation people around the Pacific Northwest, as well as New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. Totem Poles are part of cultural traditions of some indigenous people – these tall sculptures are carved out of wood and can feature figures significant to a family, animals, mythological creatures, symbols and patterns. They can have spiritual importance and are said to watch over families, clans and tribes.

The children were asked to think about what animals they liked or what animals they thought represented their family.

All artworks are made by children age 4 – 12yrs (and some by their adults too!)

Dates for future on-line workshops are on my How to Book page