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Sunday | March 27 | One Day | Ages 16+ | 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Create a beautiful, functional and decorative beaded floral pin in this workshop led by Cree-Métis Artist-Educator Marissa Magneson. Discover why the Métis have often been referred to as the “Flower Beadwork People”. Students will be encouraged to reflect on cultural practices through the shared appreciation of the beauty of Indigenous beadwork. Complete with templates to help guide your project, by the end of this workshop, students will have completed or nearly completed their beaded floral pin – perfect for a lapel, backpack, or to gift to a loved one. All skill levels welcome; this workshop will challenge your dexterity!

All tools and materials provided upon payment of Materials Fee to instructor at workshop, including individual kit which contains beads, beading foundation, leather backing, needles, thread, beading mat and more. Bring a bagged lunch.

$65.00 (HST included) + $30.00 Materials Fee payable to instructor at class.


Meet Your Instructor

Marissa Magneson is a Cree-Métis artist, photographer, educator, and workshop facilitator. She has a B.F.A (Honours) degree from York University and an M.A in Canadian and Indigenous Studies from Trent University.  Her Master’s re-search explores Indigenous methodologies through a decolonial approach centred in beadwork as visual storytelling. In collaborating and working with organizations such as, but not limited to: The Association of Native Development in the Performing and Visual Arts; University Indigenous Centre’s such as York University, The University of British Columbia, and Colorado State University; The Toronto and York Regional Métis Council; Harbourfront Centre; JAYU; and Right To Play, Marissa works towards photographing, consulting, educating, and creating programming in a meaningful way.  Marissa’s work is centred around decolonizing education, strengthening community and cultural reclamation.
Instagram: @MagnesonStudios / @MarissaMagnesonPhotography

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