Summer Solstice



ARts and Crafts


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.

We are also showcasing FREE Public Events throughout the month! Be sure to check back often or follow us on Facebook to stay informed!

Stay Tuned for more workshops and free public events!

Laura's Leather & Bead Pouch Workshop

Laura's workshop tickets are now sold out
Join Laura as she guides you through the process of making a fully functional, beaded, deer-leather pouch! Laura's Workshop takes place on:
June 3 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm.

Traditional Rattle Making Workshop

Join David as he guides you through the process of making a fully functional, birch-framed, deer-hide, corn-rattle! David's Workshop takes place on:
June 17 at 7:00 - 7:45 pm.

Sealskin Earrings with Trudy Metcalfe-Coe

Trudy has learned her skills from fellow Inuit community members as well as adds her own imagination into her craft. Join Trudy as she guides you through the process of making Sealskin Earrings! Trudy's Workshop takes place on:
June 13 at 2:00 – 3:00pm

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. 
June 6 at 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Paint Night with Simon Brascoupe

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

Inuit Face Tattoos with Heather Campbell

Hosted by Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival, Knock on Wood Communications & Events and Indigenous Experiences.

Learn about Inuit face tattoos from renowned Inuit artist Heather Campbell. Heather will teach you face painting using Inuit tattoo designs. Heather’s art was recently in a touring group exhibition "SakKijajuk: Inuit Fine Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut." She is in collections including the Canadian Museum of History, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and Carleton University. You can pick up face paint at Michaels Art Stores, Dollar Stores and other places in Ottawa.
Presented by Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario and Canadian Heritage