The Society's Indigenous Relations Circle is inviting members to attend an Indigenous beadwork class at the Society Central Office. This is an amazing opportunity for Society members.
Led by Noelle Oakes, the class will instruct members in techniques and styles of beadwork, as well share stories about the Mohawk culture. This class will demonstrate the value of beadwork as we create connections as artists and artisans across cultures and ages.
Please note, the class is limited to the first 30 members who enrol. If the class is full, please email [email protected] to add your name to the waitlist. We will contact individuals on the waitlist should spots free up. The waitlist will also be used to gauge interest for possible future beadwork sessions.
Where: Society Office, 2239 Yonge Street, Toronto
When: Saturday, June 10th
Time: 11 am – 4 pm
Who’s invited: All members are invited to RSVP, up to 30 spots available.
The Society’s Indigenous Relations Circle will provide all participants with required beading supplies and lunch, any other cost incurred (e.g.: travel and/or accomodation) will be the responsibility of the participant.
From Noelle Oakes:
"My name is Noelle and I am mohawk from Akwesasne, a reserve that is unique in its geography and its history. The roots of my entire family spread across the territory. I take pride in making things for people, it is gift to bring joy to others. I was taught by family and friends how to bead when I was a child. After 25 years of experience, I have led many beading classes at universities, seminars and college classes. I am excited to be leading another class for Society and will be teaching a style of beadwork that is fun and flexible for new learners and experienced beaders, there will be an opportunity to make earrings, bracelets or key chains with this stitch. It is a fun, connected experience learning this art, it will be a fun time for all."