dot art workshopParticipants of an art workshop organized by the MNO Niagara
Region Métis Council.
Submitted by Amanda Pont-Shanks, Chair of the MNO Niagara Region Métis Council

On October 19, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Niagara Region Métis Council hosted a dot art workshop. Council Chair Amanda Pont-Shanks, a graphic artist and early childhood educator, taught the workshop and helped participants throughout the event.

Inspired by the amazing artwork of MNO citizen Christi Belcourt, the participants learned how to create their own works and about the history and culture surrounding Métis beadwork and contemporary artwork.

The workshop, situated at the Welland Snowmobile Club, also provided a haven for participants to share their own personal experiences of being Métis.

The Métis dot art workshop is one of many that MNO Niagara Region Métis Council plans to put on for its citizens to learn about their history, culture and way of life. In the spring, they hosted a traditional drum workshop. They also have some wonderful events planned for 2016.

For future event info, visit their website or their Facebook page.

Published on: November 3, 2015