Inuit Art from Cape Dorset
Coloring Book

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Cape Dorset is a small town in Nunavut, a territory in the Canadian Arctic. It gets very cold there, as you can imagine! The native people of the area are called Inuit. In this coloring book you’ll find 22 pictures created by 10 different Inuit artists from Cape Dorset. The pictures are shown as small reproductions on the inside front and back covers. When you color them, you might want to try to copy the colors the artists used, or you might choose your own.

You’ll notice that the Inuit artists make pictures of the animals and people of their community. You’ll see owls and other birds, polar bears, seals, and fish, as well as people dressed in warm clothes. The pictures are very magical, don’t you think? The last page of this book is blank so that you can create your own picture. Think about a particular animal or type of person that lives in your state or province, but that might not live in other places. For instance, if you live in Florida, you might draw a flamingo. If you live in Ontario, you might draw a moose. If you live in New York City, you might draw a street musician!


1. Kingmeata Etidlooie, Hunting with Stones, 1979
2. Kingmeata Etidlooie, Land and Sea, 1979
3. Kenojuak Ashevak, Owl at the Centre, 1980
4. Kingmeata Etidlooie, Strange Fish, 1981
5. Pitaloosie Saila, Mother, 1981
6. Pitseolak Ashoona, Moonlight, 1982
7. Pudlo Pudlat, Aerial Migration, 1987
8. Kingmeata Etidlooie, Northern Spirits, 1988
9. Napachie Pootoogook, My Daughter's First Steps, 1990
10. Pudlo Pudlat, Journey to Kudjuak, 1990
11. Mayoreak Ashoona, Matching Braids, 1991
12. Mary Pudlat, Joyful Song, 1995
13. Kenojuak Ashevak, Spirit of the Sun, 1998
14. Kenojuak Ashevak, Swans at Sunset, 2002
15. Meelia Kelly, Perfect Match, 2005
16. Mialia Jaw, Polar Express, 2005
17. Kenojuak Ashevak, Resplendent Owls, 2005
18. Mialia Jaw, Stung, 2005
19. Meelia Kelly, Bountiful Sea, 2006
20. Kenojuak Ashevak, Vigilant Owl, 2007
21. Kenojuak Ashevak, Festive Loon, 2008
22. Kenojuak Ashevak, Grand Entrance, 2008

•  Soft cover book with staple binding.
•  48 pages with 22 images to color
•  Size: 8˝ x 11 in.
•  Coloring pages are blank on the back so they can be cut out and displayed.