Shake off the lockdown blues with creative workshops that are guaranteed to get your artistic juices flowing. There’s a Creation workshop for every skill level and interest, led by expert instructors. Whether you’re looking to paint, sketch, create a traditional hand drum, or learn how to draw animals and creatures from traditional Indigenous stories, there’s a workshop that is sure to inspire your creative side. Materials will be delivered to your door prior to the live workshop. Workshop videos are available to view at your convenience for the remainder of the month.


Most of our 2021 programming including expert-led workshop videos, live performances and cultural presentations, is available year-round for on-demand viewing. Supply lists, instruction sheets and other resources can be downloaded from individual event pages. 
The Legacy Artist Showcase is made possible with funding from The Canada Council for the Arts.

Latest Past Events

Seared Venison Frenched Rack with Sweetgrass sauce SUDBURY, MANITOULIN & TORONTO

Chef Billy Alexander

Chef Billy Alexander guides participants in the preparation of an amazing meal featuring Venison loin rack, a sweet sauce made with torched sweetgrass and a Beet, Butternut Squash stack with traditional corn. Meal kits are available for 2 or 4 guests. Register for this workshop and all required materials will be delivered to your door...


Where Are The Children? Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools

LEARN about the history of the residential school system, and its impacts on the Indigenous people of Canada.               WATCH THE VIDEO Where are the Children, Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools.        Download Messenger Of Change activity booklet.Several weeks ago, the Indigenous community was devastated by the discovery of the...


Indigenous Celebration & Drive-In Concert – NOW June 29th

June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day across Canada. Celebrate with a summer evening of drive-in entertainment including a cultural showcase of Inuit Throat Singing & Hoop dancing (7 pm), performances by SSIMA’s Nominees Silla & Rise and Twin Flames (8 pm) and then, be mesmerized as 200 drones, in synchronized formation, fill the sky with light and colour to tell the story of Indigenous Ontario- exciting new drone show was specially commissioned by Indigenous Tourism Ontario. (10 pm).

Other Events

  • Canada Goose Paint Night

    Simon Brascoupé, Algonquin Artist and Curator

    Simon Brascoupé, Algonquin Artist and Curator will lead a live online class on painting the iconic Canada Goose. He will begin by telling two Canada Goose stories: Canada Geese classic flying pattern teaching and Nanabush and the Canada Geese. The artist will then teach participants how to draw Canada Goose and paint it using acrylic paints on canvas.

    June 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Create A Traditional Hand Drum

    David Finkle

    Make your own hand drum! Watch the video link provided and let David guide you in learning how to make your very own indigenous hand drum! David guides you in great detail (in real-time) on everything you need to know to craft your very own traditional indigenous hand drum. Why not join Jamie Morse's Metis Beadwork Style Paint Night and paint a gorgeous floral design...

    June 5, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sketching Inuit Sea Creatures

    Heather Campbell

    Learn to draw with Heather Campbell Inuit sea creatures. Heather will talk about the importance of these sea creatures to Inuit culture. You will learn to draw a whale, seal, walrus and polar bear. This is an opportunity to be taught sketching techniques and skills for the beginner and experienced skechers. Purchase this event kit...

    June 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Create Your Own Inuit Sealskin Keychain

    Carissa Metcalfe-Coe

    A 45-minute guided workshop to craft a beautiful Inuit Sealskin keychain with Inuk artist Carissa Metcalfe-Coe.Purchase this event kit and all required materials will be delivered to your door, or purchase your own materials and follow along with the video instruction. This event will be available for on-demand viewing following the live presentation June 12....

    June 12, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Metis Floral Style Paint Night

    Jaime Morse

    Learn about plants and their medicines through a “how to” Metis floral style drawing session with Jaime Morse, Michif from northern Alberta. Participants* will receive materials required to design their creation from the Handmade Drum workshop, or a print-at-home PDF stencil. Register for this workshop and all required materials will be delivered to your door,...

    June 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Paddle Painting

    Claire Brascoupé

    Paint a 14-inch pine wooden paddle with Claire Brascoupé. Learn the fascinating Algonquin story of the first paddle while Claire demonstrates techniques to paint your paddle with Algonquin medicinal plants. Register for this workshop and all required materials will be delivered to your door, or purchase your own materials and follow along with the video...

    June 19, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm