*Registration Full* Textile Teach-in: Beading
Date: February 20, 2019
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Join us for our second February Textile Teach-in:
Participants will create a bracelet using glass and natural beads, sinew, deer and moose hide pieces. This design finds its roots in the Great Lakes Region around 1870. Artist and educator Naomi Smith (Neyaashiinigmiing, ON) will share Indigenous teachings as part of the learning experience.
Free with admission, admission on Wednesday evenings is pay-what-you-wish.
Pre-registration is required. Email Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waitlist.
Naomi is an Indigenous Artist and Educator from Neyaashiinigmiing, Ontario. Her heritage inspired a life-long interest in Native American beadwork, adornment and textiles. She is actively involved in educating others about culture and traditions of her people from a historical perspective to contemporary times, often through the story of beads. For 25 years Naomi has designed and created traditional Native beadwork, leather craft, moose hair embroidery, quillwork, as well as sweet grass or birch bark basket making and adornment, always valuing these sacred materials throughout her creative process.
In addition to teaching and creating art works in a variety of mediums, Naomi acts as a cultural resource for museums, schools as well as various groups and organizations. She has participated in many national and international events, exhibits and art shows. Over the years Naomi has developed and facilitated numerous Indigenous educational workshops. She enjoys her role as a First Nations advocate and has curated several exhibits on Woodlands Indigenous material culture.