February 14 2019

The Salmon Run and Coast Salish Cedar Boxes

This week, as part of our learning about ‘The Tree of Life’, ¬†some students created Coast Salish cedar boxes decorated with salmon images. We asked permission of Clayton Gauthier to draw inspiration from his wonderful book, The Salmon Run. Students painted their boxes, coloured their salmon and finished the box with Mod-Poge. We will be displaying these in the Learning Commons as part of our First Peoples in Residence week.

Painting the boxes – Dollar store and recycled cigar boxes

Colour and cut the salmon

Add the Mod-Podge. Dries clear and makes a shiny top coat.