SaskTel Art at Home: Shuvinai Ashoona–Inspired Fantastical Collage Drawing

Today’s activity is inspired by the whimsical, dreamlike work of Shuvinai Ashoona. Using images from magazines and flyers, we’ll be creating a fantastical collage that will become the reference point for a drawing. Adding ideas from our own imagination, we’ll complete the drawing using pencil crayons.

Artist bio: Shuvinai Ashoona draws her inspiration from the traditional Inuk way of life, as well as from TV and movies. Ashoona’s large family lived off the land, leading a nomadic lifestyle that heavily influenced her work. Her later drawings include Western influences and the impact of globalization. Ahsoona is a third-generation artist, born in Cape Dorset in 1961. She works mainly in pen, ink and pencil crayon on paper. 

Supply list:

  • Images (from magazines, newspapers, flyers, etc.)
  • Pencil Eraser 8 x 11” paper (printer paper works great)
  • Drawing paper of the same dimension
  • Pencil crayons


  • Cut out images that interest you
  • Arrange the images on a paper to create a composition
  • Re-draw the images on a separate sheet of paper (draw lightly at first, adding detail last)
  • Add colour using pencil crayons (try inventing new colours using your imagination)

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Wednesday 10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday 10 AM - 5 PM
Friday 10 AM - 9 PM
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM-5 PM

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