Infinite Reach Network: Virtual Métis Cultural Workshops

Métis Nation of Ontario Infinite Reach Network events are aimed at connecting students, staff, and faculty at postsecondary institutions across Ontario with Métis culture and way-of-life. Participants can choose one, some or all of the workshop(s) they would like to attend. To receive the supplies for these sessions, applications must be submitted before February 21st, 2021 (local time-zone of applicant). Access to technology and reliable internet is required to participate.

 

APPLY NOW:
bit.ly/3qvjmOK or
metisnation.smapply.io

 

Workshops:

A STITCH IN TIME
Friday March 5th, 2021, 3-5pm ET

The Blanket Stitch was common stitch used in making the prized Métis winter clothing item–the capote. Participants will learn the basic blanket stitch in making a small and versatile bag.

 

WEAVING PAST INTO THE PRESENT
Tuesday, March 9th, 1-3pm ET

The sash is an important symbol of Métis culture. In this workshop, participants will learn beginner finger weaving techniques while making a finger-woven bookmark.

 

THE FLOWER BEADWORK PEOPLE
Thursday March 11, 2021, 6-8pm ET

The Métis are known as the flower beadwork people. Continuing in this tradition, participants will complete an introductory floral beaded design.

 

CONNECTING THE DOTS
Friday March 19, 2021, 7-9pm ET

Participants will learn a contemporary art form, known as dot art painting, meant to resemble Métis beadwork, and apply their skills in creating their own masterpiece.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
Students, staff, and faculty at post-secondary institutions within the province of Ontario.
Spaces are limited

CONTACT:
Melody Chislett-Morris | melodyc@metisnation.org

 

Infinite Reach Virtual Metis Cultural Workshop Flier

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