Sat, June 29 Sun, June 30

Bead Art Painting / Dot Art Inspired By Metis Beadwork

from Ontario

Learn about the traditional floral beadwork of the Métis people through this bead art workshop.
Craft Workshop
all ages

part of Canada Day Long Weekend

Free Admission
No tickets required

 

Sat, June 29 Sun, June 30

Bead Art Painting / Dot Art Inspired By Metis Beadwork

from Ontario

Learn about the traditional floral beadwork of the Métis people through this bead art workshop.

Craft Workshop
all ages

part of Canada Day Long Weekend

Free Admission
No tickets required

 

About

In this workshop, participants will learn about the beautiful, traditional floral beadwork of the Métis people through dot art/bead art painting. Participants will be encouraged to create their own work of art inspired by what they have learned or by something important to them.

About Marissa Magneson

Marissa Magneson is a Cree-Métis artist, photographer, educator and workshop facilitator whose work is informed by Indigenous practices and a commitment to cultural reclamation and conciliation. With a BFA honours degree from York University and a Master’s degree in Canadian and Indigenous Studies from Trent University, Magneson has dedicated herself to educating, photographing, consulting and creating meaningfully. Her master’s research focused on Indigenous research methodologies using beadwork as visual storytelling, and her work is centred around decolonizing education, strengthening the community and reclaiming cultural practices. Through her collaborative efforts with various organizations, she has made a significant impact in the communities she works with, such as post-secondary Indigenous Student Centres across Turtle Island, both private and public schools across the GTA, corporate and non-profit organizations and the Métis Nation of Ontario and Toronto and York Regional Métis Council, where she sits as the elected Youth Representative. 

Currently a doctoral student in the Faculty of Education at York University, Magneson is researching beadwork as pedagogy, a bridge toward cultural reclamation and (re)conciliation. Her groundbreaking work has earned her recognition as a Vanier Scholar, ranking second out of two hundred doctoral students across (so-called) Canada in the social sciences and humanities. She is also a two-time recipient of SSHRC and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship, the latter of which funded her master’s research and the first year of her doctoral work. She remains committed to making a positive impact in both her personal and professional endeavours, especially in the lives of youth and Indigenous peoples. 

Photo by artist.

Dates & Times

Sat, June 29
1:00pm 4:00pm
Sun, June 30
1:00pm 4:00pm

Tickets

Free admission
No tickets required

Venue

HarbourKIDS Tent

A temporary structure located on the west campus

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

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