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.
Spend your mornings in the Clay Hut studio learning traditional hand building techniques. Pinch, coil, and roll the clay to create beautiful handmade pottery pieces to decorate with glaze on the last class. After each class enjoy tea + coffee + treats and each other's company at Smeltzer House. All supplies included.
Create and learn! We'll start with a guided tour of the exhibition at Gallery@501, then we'll head to the studio to create a unique work of art. Learn how to carve a design into a lino block, roll it with ink and print it on the gallery's very own printing press. All supplies included. This program is made possible through the partnership of Gallery@501 and the Strathcona County Library.