Visual Arts

Learn. Grow. Create.

These 4 week courses in indigenous art forms will stretch your creative muscles and offer affordable options for all generations of learners to get involved.

Classes

More class information can be found in our online registration system, click on the course links below.

Beadwork Projects (ages 6+)

Each class will focus on different techniques and will include First Nations traditional teachings surrounding beadwork. All projects are $20/person, most materials provided.

Ribbon Skirt/Shirt (ages 6+)

The ribbon skirt/shirt is worn for every day wear as well as traditional activities like a ceremony, round dance, feast, powwow or special occasion. Anyone wishing to learn is welcome to participate. Teachings and protocols will also be shared throughout the class. Each 4 week class will complete 1 ribbon skirt or shirt within the session. If you wish to make a shirt, please bring a button-up shirt that you would like to sew ribbon onto. If you wish to make a skirt, fabric and materials will be provided. $15/person. Classes are taught by Tanya Sayer of Spirit Wear.

Mocassin Making (ages 6+)

Participants will learn how to make a basic granny moccasin (or Cree moccasin) with instructor Tanya Sayer (Spirit Wear). Each 4 week class will complete 1 set of moccasins within the session; sign up for multiple sessions to make more than 1 set of moccasins.

Indigenous T-Dress (ages 6+)

Participants will learn how to make a T-Dress (for women) with instructor Tanya Sayer (Spirit Wear). The dress is named after the shape, which resembles a letter "T" - similar to a t-shirt. This dress is used for sweat lodge ceremonies and the sundance/raindance lodge. This is considered proper wear for attending these two ceremonies. Each 4 week class will complete 1 T-Dress within the session; sign up for multiple sessions to make more than 1 dress.

Filters

You can use the Filters on the Program Search page to browse all Centre for Continuing Education or Conservatory of Performing Arts.

Filter Type Filter Description
Location Centre for Continuing Education All classes offered through the Centre for Continuing education
Program Category Visual Arts & Culture All visual arts offered by the Conservatory of Performing Arts
Department Conservatory of Performing Arts All classes offered by the Conservatory of Performing Arts

There are other filters as well so you can narrow your search as much, or as little, as you want.

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