Indigenous Arts: Dreamcatcher Making with Melanie Gray

Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Melanie Gray


Instructor: Melanie Gray |

Melanie Gray is an Indigenous Artist, Jeweler, and Art Therapist from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. She has a history of facilitating workshops with a variety of ages. Melanie is from the Mohawk Nation and a member of the wolf clan.

In this virtual workshop you will choose beads and/or charms to make a unique dreamcatcher. Throughout the workshop we will explore the history of the dreamcatcher and the pan-indigenous movement. Participants will have a chance to ask questions and reflect on their final piece. Materials kit included. This experience is suitable for participants 14 yrs of age and older (children are welcome to participate with guidance from a parent/guardian).

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Supplies Included in Kit: Leather, Sinew, Brass Ring, misc. Beads

NOTE: Registration is required. Kits will be available for pick-up at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning prior to the class. Details on kit pick-up will be provided upon registration.


How can you join a virtual class?

1. Register via Eventbrite. Registered students will receive a Zoom ID and Password to join the class.

2. Set up a free Zoom account.

3. Pick up your materials kit for the workshop beforehand at the Tett Centre (details on kit pick-up provided upon registration).

4. Get comfortable at home and set up your art making station in advance.

5. Log onto Zoom, enter the ID Code and Password, and join the class right on time.

6. When you arrive, your microphone will be muted. This is to avoid distraction from the sounds coming from everyone's homes. When you want to speak, please unmute yourself and talk. Just remember to put yourself back on mute again when you are done speaking. We want to save the audio quality for the instructor.

7. Enjoy the class, try new techniques, learn the history of the dreamcatcher and the pan-indigenous movement, and ask questions.

TIP: If you are connecting with friends and family, mute your microphone and open up a separate video or audio chat to talk privately while you take the class together.

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