Join in on this introductory workshop with Indigenous artist and educator, Naomi Smith. Hear the story of the hairpipe, an ages old object of adornment in Indigenous culture, learn the ways it was used, how it got its name and why it is such an esteemed part of Indigenous culture. Then, follow step by step instructions with Naomi to create your own hairpipe bracelet using traditional materials and an easy stringing method. Age: 13+
One bead kit per registrant will be provided up to a maximum of 70 registrants. Those without a bead kit are welcome to observe. This session will not be recorded.
The first 70 registered participants will receive a follow-up email prior to the workshop to schedule a time to pick up their Bead Kit at the Collingwood Museum, 45 St. Paul Street in Collingwood on Sunday, June 13 or Monday, June 14 between 9:30 am and 4:15 pm.
Bead Kits includes artificial sinew, glass beads, deer hide lace, moose hide pieces and a bone hairpipe. Additional materials required by participants are a paper plate and small scissors.