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Spiral studio sketch book. Soft front cover, cardboard back cover, ten inside sheets, all held together with by a metal coil at one end. First four sheets have pencil sketches on both sides, the rest are blank. The first five sides mainly have small sketches of ovoid forms or eye forms, etc.; the sixth side has an larger sketch of an eagle figure inside an oval; the seventh side has sketches of various tools and fish hooks; the eighth side has an larger sketch of an animal (bear?) inside an oval border.


The donor was a woodwook teacher at Britannia Secondary (Vancouver) in the early '80s, where they had initiated an after school program of introducing First Nations youth to some First Nations artists, including Bill Reid. The artists came into the classroom to show students various art forms, including carving, making carving tools, and drum making. Reid used the notebook (3140/1) to illustrate designs to the students. He also carved knife handles and demonstrated curved knife making in order to teach the students how to make their own carving tools.

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