Indigenous artists featured in free colouring book – The New Hamburg Independent

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford has released a free, downloadable colouring book featuring Indigenous artists from across the country.

Jul 13, 2020

As a kid, Michael Tiggelman wanted to be an artist. He loved art class and wanted to study at Toronto’s Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) upon graduation. But life took him in a different direction.

After a 30-year “hiatus,” Tiggelman, who works as a safety inspector for boilers and pressure vessels, picked up his paintbrush again.

“My kids were on me, saying ‘Dad, you should starting drawing again,’” he said.

His children, all adults now, gave him an iPad and introduced him to digital drawing apps — what he used to create two outline drawings, one of a man riding a paint horse and one of a pair of deer under a sun, that could be used as colouring sheets.

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