Classes

Learn Traditional Art Forms from Cree knowledge keepers, Yvonne Jobin & Amy Willier.   

Traditional Beadwork
Join in with the growing number of people who are finding beading to be a relaxing, centering experience.  Learn one or more of the various methods of beadwork:  Applique; floral or geometric, Lazy Stitch, Loom or Peyote
One day workshop, choose any date, or all:

Saturday September 7, 2019 – FULL
Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday November 2, 2019
Saturday December 7, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Each session: Cost $85.00 plus materials

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Fish Scale Art
This is an art form that originated in Northern Canada amongst the Cree & Dene People.
The scales are fragile therefore few pieces are found in collections and museums.
With the use of modern materials, an acrylic finish makes it durable. Create your very own framed work of art.
Saturday September 14, 2019 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
$65.00 Materials included

Medicine Wheel Teachings
By learning about the wheel, we gain a deeper respect for Mother Earth and all that exists. Through understanding the travel around the wheel, we bring life-giving changes into our lives and into the world. This workshop gives insight into the ancient teachings and protocols around ceremony of our First Nations people.  From birth to Elder; learning to balance mental, spiritual, physical and emotional being and connecting to your spirit guides/power animal is all part of the journey.
Sunday September 29, 2019, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Cost $100.00

Porcupine Quillwork
Learn the ancient art of applying porcupine quills on garments, bags, footwear etc.  This is an art form that has become almost obsolete.  Become a part of reviving it. Weekend workshop.
Saturday October 19, 2019    10 am – 4 pm  Cleaning, sorting and dying quills;
Sunday October 20, 2019   10 am. – 4 p.m.    Basic techniques of sewing quills on hide
Cost $160.00 Materials included             Instructor: Amy Willier

Moose and Caribou Hair Tufting
This is an art form that originated in the NWT.  The hair is sorted and dyed then sewn on hide or velvet to create floral pictures.  It can also be applied to moccasins and garments.
Saturday October 26, 2019:  10:30 am -4 pm
Sunday, October 27, 2019: 10:30 – 4 pm.
Cost:  $150.00 Materials included                Instructor Kim Brothers

 Talking Stick
In the medicine wheel teachings, we honor the four directions and the elements of earth, wind, fire & water. These will be incorporated into these sticks: when used with intent it will assist in neutralizing negative emotions and help you to speak from the heart.  Create your own talking stick and learn how to use it in ceremony & meetings.
Sunday, November 3, 2019:  11:00 am – 3:00 pm
$100.00 Materials Included.

Ceremonial Drums
Create your own ceremonial drum that will assist you in tuning into your inner voice and the vibration of Mother Earth.  Drumming raises your inner awareness, brings healing and helps to build community.
Thursday, November 14, 2019: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 16, 2019:   10:30 am – 2:30 pm
$300.00 Materials Included.

Moccasin Making- FULL CLASS.
Make yourself or your loved one a pair of moccasins. Decorate with beadwork if you already have the skill and finish in a variety of styles. Weekend workshop
Saturday, November 23, 2019: 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, November 24, 2019: 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Must have basic hand sewing skills.
Cost $125.00 plus materials (price varies depending on hide used)

Dream Catcher Making
Learn how to make your own dream catcher for yourself or a special gift.
Sunday December 8, 2019: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost $40.00     per session, all materials included

Christmas Ornament
Join in our first Parent and Child Christmas Ornament making workshop.  Make a special ornament with your child for your tree, ages 7-12.
Sunday December 15, 2019: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Cost $20 per child, parent MUST attend also.

Location: Moonstone Creation Native Gallery & Gift shop
1219 – 10 Ave SE Calgary, Ab. T2G 0W6

Email: amy@moonstonecreation.ca or call (403) 261-2650
Please register at least one week prior to the class start date
Visa, MC, Debit or Cash accepted.
Instructor: Amy Willier
www.moonstonecreation.ca 

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