Monday, August 10, 2009

Creative ReMix with Anastasia Hendry

Creative ReMix is a month long fine arts camp hosted by MACC in partnership with South Asian Family Associaton. Over the course of 4 weeks professional artists have provided stimulating and engaging arts-based workshops for 7-12 year olds.

Yuklaana (Anastasia Hendry) was our first visiting artist who led and shared a First Nations cultural practice of making Button Blankets and Deer Skin Pouches. Anastasia guided these 7-12 year olds on a two day process whereby they became more familiar with traditions of the Haida through the making of these button blankets, the stories she told and the objects she shared with them.
Young people were engaged in a detailed process that included learning how traditional shapes are utilized in First Nations culture to generate animal images, to cutting and sewing felt fabric and adorning with buttons.

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