SUN 10 SEPT AT 2PM
RBC INNOVATION STUDIO
REGISTRATION FEE: $35 +HST
Create Baby Moccasins to honour our MMIWGB2S and the children who never made it home with artist Mary Clause.
In this workshop, you will learn how to create baby moccasins, bead as you add your loving and caring energy for the Spirits of MMIW and the Children who never made it home. This workshop helps ground you and understand we all have a responsibility to nurture and protect each other. Your creation will act as a reminder of how precious life is and that LOVE is life.
Kit includes: leather pieces, beads, beading thread, sinew, 1 beading needle, 1 leather needle.
Mary Annette Clause is a retired U.S.P.S. Administration Assistant and enjoyed teaching beadwork art for many years in the Tuscarora School of Cultural Program, in Lewiston, New York. She is an Iroquois Beadworker based artists, teacher and designer whose work investigates her identity as an Indigenous Woman and the issues surrounding our Native women’s dilemmas. She is a Mohawk, Bear Clan, of the Haudensaunee Confederacy who has lived most of her younger years of life amount the Tuscarora Nation Community, New York.
Mary Annette currently resided on the Six Nations Servve, Ontario. She is presently an Art and Cultural Speciality Teacher working for the District School Board of Niagara in St. Catharines. Mary Annette learned the art of Iroquois raised beadwork from her Grandmother, Aunts and her Mother gathering at her Grandmother’s home. She taught herself at a very young age by watching the Matriarch Family doing the beadwork. Later, she furthered her skills by taking classes with her Grandmother, Doris Pembleton Printup Hudson.
Her artwork reference to many traditional patterns used by her family’s personal collection. She likes to combine those old traditional designs and create new designs based on that knowledge.