ARts and Crafts

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Get Crafty with us in the comfort of your home!

Indigenous makers from across the country will be guiding you through a variety of creative workshops for the entire month of June! All supplies will be provided and delivered right to your home once you’ve secured your spot online. Tickets for all available workshops will be posted here and on Facebook.

Programming

At a Glance

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LAURA'S LEATHER & BEAD POUCH WORKSHOP​

Jun 03, 2020

7:00 - 8:00 pm

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METIS FISH SCALE ART WORKSHOP

Jun 06, 2020

2:00 - 4:00 pm

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PAINT NIGHT WITH SIMON BRASCOUPE​

Jun 10, 2020

7:00 - 8:00 pm​

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TRADITIONAL RATTLE MAKING WORKSHOP

Jun 17, 2020

7:00 - 7:45 pm

Laura's Leather & Bead Pouch Workshop

Join Laura as she guides you through the process of making a fully functional, beaded, deer-leather pouch!

Traditional Rattle Making Workshop

Join David as he guides you through the process of making a fully functional, birch-framed, deer-hide, corn-rattle!

Dreamcatcher Workshop

Presented by Indigenous Experiences
The Indigenous people believed the night air is filled with dreams, both good and bad. The dreamcatcher, when hung over or near your bed and swinging freely in the air, catches the dreams as they flow by. The good dreams know how to pass through the dreamcatcher, slipping through the outer holes and slide down the soft feathers so gently, that many times the sleeper does not know that he/she is dreaming. The bad dreams, not knowing the way, get tangled in the dreamcatcher and perish with the first light of the new day.

In this kit you will be making a dreamcatcher.
Kit includes:
1 leather lace, 1 brass ring, 1 sinew (string), 1 yellow bead, 1 red bead,
1 black, bead, 1 white bead, 2-4 feathers.

Sealskin Earrings with Trudy Metcalfe-Coe

Trudy has learned her skills from fellow Inuit community members as well as adding her own imagination into her craft. Join Trudy as she guides you through the process of making Sealskin Earrings!

Metis Fish Scale Art Workshop

Using the fishing net is a metaphor for repairing the relationship between father, daughter and grandchildren in the face of many tragedies, Jaime, her dad Randy Mercier and her children find ways to connect over fish scale artwork.

Paint Night with Simon Brascoupe

Have fun painting an Algonquin Moose with Simon Brascoupé, an internationally known Algonquin artist as inspired by his 5-meter red Algonquin Moose sculpture located at Pimisi Station, Ottawa, Ontario. Simon's Workshop takes place on:
June 10 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm

You can download Simon's instructions for the workshop here:
Red Moose Paint night Instructions

Please Note:
It is suggested that participants should paint their background ahead of time so it can dry before the workshop. The background will dry in a few hours if you don't put too much paint on. Mix a little bit of yellow paint in your white paint, but not too much. Paint the background of the canvas. The white layer is over white canvas - it helps with the application of the actual image. Artists can paint the image directly on the canvas without the extra layer but it creates a better finished work if you follow all the steps.