This technique of decorating fabric originated in the country of Mali and it is associated with several Malian ethnic groups. The Bambaran version has become the best known outside Mali. In this workshop, participants will learn the meanings of the motifs, and use them to create their own designs using locally available materials. The final product will be a painting ready for display or gifting. Instructor: Elsa Robinson.
Celebrate Métis Week this November by learning about the traditional art of Métis beadwork. Join artist Connie Kulhavy as she shares traditional knowledge and teachings. She will walk you through the process of beading a flower, and provide you with the training to finish your piece at home. All supplies included.
Celebrate Alberta Culture Days with Gallery@501 and the Strathcona County Library. After a guided tour of renowned Denesuline artist Alex Janvier's work in the gallery, explore fibre art in the gallery studio. Our experienced art educator will guide you through a 2-D needle felted scene using bold colours and symbols. All supplies included.
Start your holiday cardmaking early with local encaustic artist Serina Boffey. Learn all about encaustic art -- using hot pigmented beeswax to create unique small artworks with rich colour and texture. Turn your cards into a work of art this holiday season!