Artists for Kids
Nadina Tandy

​​​Spring 2021

In this series of 2 videos, AFK Artist-in-Residence Nadina Tandy shares a collage activity in which students collect objects from outdoors, create rubbings, and select playful collage imagery from a pdf “collage kit”. Students then combine these elements to create an imaginary collage creature. Nadina discusses how she incorporates play and experimentation into her own artistic practice and she shares creative ways that she’s displayed and reproduced her own collages.

The printable pdf collage kit, created by Nadina Tandy, can be found here​.

Collage Creature Kit.pdf

For teachers: An overview of the activities and materials included in the videos below as well as links to the BC Art Curriculum can be found here.

​​AFKArtist-in-Residence_Creating Collage Creatures_Materials and Learning Standards.pdf

Nadina Tandy - Bio

Vancouver-born Nadina Tandy (1962) has extensive experience in varied aspects of art and culture, since 1988. She earned a Fine Arts diploma from Langara College (Vancouver) and studied drawing and painting at Emily Carr University of Art + Design (Vancouver). She also completed photography certificate studies at Concordia University (Montreal).

Tandy has a broad exhibition history and her works are part of private and public collections throughout North America and Europe. Her work has been featured in print and on television and radio and she has also produced artwork for several book covers. She has produced and hosted cable TV shows and various info spots for CBC Television.

She lives and works on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.

Video 1


Video 2


Artist Talk



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