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Metis Style Dot Art Painting Workshop
Join us in this day-long workshop and discover the beauty of Dot Art painting - a legacy of the Metis people, one of Canada's three indigenous groups and an integral part of Canada's history. Known as the "Flower Beadwork People", their intricate floral bead designs were used to decorate their moccasins, tobacco pouches, saddles, gloves and clothes. This elaborate form of artistic expression, an important aspect of our nation's legacy, had become more and more obscure over the past century. Today, however, Metis beading has experienced a contemporary resurgence through a modern application involving paints on canvas - a technique known as Dot Art. The rebirth of this Metis tradition uses individual dots of paint to represent the glass beads to create both traditional and contemporary patterns. Students will receive a list of required materials.