Classes

Learn Traditional Art Forms from Cree knowledge keepers, Yvonne Jobin & Amy Willier.  Yvonne will teach you how to make moccasins, do porcupine quillwork, make drums and host the Medicine Wheel Teaching Workshop.  Amy will teach you how to make dreamcatchers, do fish scale art and host the Medicine Wheel Teachings Workshop with her mom.

 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:
Saturday February 23, 2019 FULL
Saturday March 23, 2019
Saturday April 27, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Each session: Cost $85.00 plus materials

Dream Catcher Making
Learn how to make your own dream catcher for yourself or a special gift.
Sunday April 7, 2019: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost $40.00     per session, all materials included

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 owed framed work of art.
Sunday, February 24, 2019 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
$65.00 Materials included

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. Two-day work shop.
Saturday, March 02, 2019: 10 am – 4 pm – Cleaning, sorting and dying quills;
Sunday March 03, 2019: 10 am. – 4 p.m.  Basic techniques of sewing quills on hide
Cost $160.00 Materials included             Instructor: Yvonne Jobin

Medicine Wheel Teaching
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 March 10, 2019, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. FULL
Cost $100.00

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, March 17, 2019   11:00 am – 3:00 pm
$100.00 Materials Included.

Moccasin Making
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, March 30, 2019  10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 31, 2019 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Must have basic hand sewing skills.
Cost $125.00 plus materials (price varies depending on hide used)

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: Yvonne Jobin or Amy Willier  www.moonstonecreation.ca 

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