July 2–3, 2023

Dot / Bead Art Painting Workshop

Art Workshop

Métis Nation of Ontario

Join Marissa Magneson in a free family-friendly drop-in session of art celebrating Métis Beadwork. 

dot art workshop

Photo courtesy of the artist


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

About Marissa Magneson, Facilitator

Marissa Magneson is a Cree-Métis artist, photographer, educator, and workshop facilitator. She has a BFA honours degree from York University and a Master’s degree in Canadian and Indigenous Studies from Trent University. Her Master’s focused on Indigenous research methodologies using beadwork as visual storytelling. Marissa’s work is centred around decolonizing education, strengthening community and cultural reclamation. In her collaborative work with various organizations, Magneson works towards photographing, consulting, educating, and creating programming in meaningful ways. She is currently a doctoral student and Vanier scholar in the Faculty of Education at York University where she is researching beadwork as pedagogy, a bridge toward cultural reclamation and (re)conciliation.

Dates & Times

July 2
1pm – 4pm

July 3
1pm – 4pm

This is a drop-in, drop-out event.


HarbourKIDS Tent

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

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