Indigenous Arts Series

The Indigenous Arts Series consists of artmaking workshops developed and facilitated by artists based in Katarokwi and Tyendinaga throughout 2022. These workshops are designed to both instruct participants on the artmaking process for each medium/project and provide a platform for the education and exploration of the associated history and teachings for each artform. Stay tuned for details about future workshops!

 

WORKSHOP 1: DREAMCATCHER MAKING WITH MELANIE GRAY 

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January 26, 6–8 PM  |  Virtual via Zoom

Participants in this workshop will choose beads and/or charms to make their own unique dreamcatchers led by Melanie Gray. 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).

 

Melanie Gray is an Indigenous Artist, Jeweller, 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.

Learn more about Melanie's work at facebook.com/LikeLittleOwl

 

Tickets: $30 + HST + fees. Materials kit included.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/workshop-dreamcatcher-making-with-melanie-gray-tickets-240290524427

Supplies Included in Kit: Leather, sinew, brass ring, miscellaneous beads

 


 

WORKSHOP 2: PORCUPINE QUILL EARRINGS WITH MELANIE GRAY 

 

 
April 23  |  Rehearsal Hall
 
Artist and educator Melanie Gray will walk participants through the step-by-step process of making porcupine quill earrings. Throughout the workshop, Melanie will share tidbits of Haudenosaunee thinking and some history of beadwork and wearable art. At the end of the class, each participant will go home with their own handcrafted porcupine quill earrings, and more knowledge of Haudenosaunee culture.
 
Melanie Gray is an Indigenous Artist, Jeweller, 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.
Learn more about Melanie's work at facebook.com/LikeLittleOwl 
 
Tickets: $40 + HST/fees. Materials included.
 

WORKSHOP 3: Introduction to Métis Sash weaving and oral stories carried in our Sash

Introduction to Métis Sash weaving and oral stories carried in our Sash

July 17  |  Activity Room

 
Participants in this workshop will learn to weave a bracelet or bookmark-sized sash, led by artist and educator Candace Lloyd. The finger weaving techniques Candace will demonstrate have been used by Métis individuals for centuries. The skills learned will allow individuals to weave a sash of any size—the only difference is the number and length of strands. Candace will also provide historical Historical context to the Métis sash is also provided. All supplies will be provided to complete one project.
 
Candace Lloyd is a Métis Traditional Knowledge Holder with roots in historical Métis communities of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. Candace grew up closely connected to her Métis culture, traditions, heritage, and community values.
 
Tickets: $25 + HST/fees. Materials included

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-metis-sash-weaving-and-oral-stories-carried-in-our-sash-tickets-377389681697


WORKSHOP 4: BEADED CORN WITH TSIOKERIIO

September 17  |  Details TBA

WORKSHOP 5: BEADED POPPIES WITH CANDACE LLOYD

October 23  |  Details TBA

Stay tuned for more information about upcoming Indigenous Arts Series workshops!