We Remember Poppy Beading Workshop held at McCrae House
GUELPH, ON, September 23, 2019: Indigenous artisan and educator Naomi Smith will lead a two-day beading workshop at McCrae House on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Participants will create an embossed beaded poppy pin or pendant, learn traditional teachings and receive an introduction to Indigenous raised beading techniques and working with deer hide.
Smith is actively involved in teaching about the ways of the First Nations people of the Woodlands and Northeastern region from a historical and contemporary perspective, often through the story of beads. In spring 2020, Naomi will be back at Guelph Civic Museum to host an education program for grade 4 to 8 students, “No Word for Art: Exploring the Indigenous Roots of Creativity” at Guelph Civic Museum.
“Honouring our traditions is my voice within and beyond my culture and community,” said Smith, “Traditionally there is no word for “art” in Native languages yet artistry and visual expression are critical in defining who we are as First Nations people. It is this path I wish to exemplify through my teachings and my work.”
Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk Street.
Sarah Ball | Community Relations Coordinator, Guelph Museums
Public Services, City of Guelph
T 519-836-1221 x3392