Art Nook at Home: Orange Shirt Project

Orange Shirt Day is a time to honour Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools throughout Canada. This creative project is designed to support the healing journey of survivors and their families, and to express an ongoing commitment to reconciliation.

Before you start to create this art project, please learn how and why Orange Shirt Day came to be so the story can inspire your creations:

This art project is based on the Métis Ecological Arts Message or ‘MEAM’ philosophy, developed by Métis artist Heather Shillinglaw. The project Teaches Artistic Behaviour or ‘TAB’, by suggesting a variety of recycled and/or natural materials found around your home. Each artist makes their own decisions on which materials are right for their project, which promotes their own creativity and experimentation through art making.

Show your support by creating an orange shirt to hang in your front yard or windows on September 30th!