Gaa Mazinaagwaasong: The Ones Who Bead
Day 3 of 4
March 26, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Day 4 of 4
April 2, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Welcome future and continuing beaders! This course features a variety of creative and fun beading techniques to create a beaded medallion of your very own!
This course is designed for both novice and experienced crafters. Depending on your skill level, you’ll have the opportunity to learn how to string beads, or you can work on complex designs with a focus on color, technique, and pattern creation.
This course will include a list of materials and where to buy them should you want to continue beading after this class, a guide of how to create and read patterns in this style, some of the history and cultural significance of beading, and a step-by-step hands on tutorial that walks you through the whole process from start to finish. Whether you have always wanted to learn to bead, or have already mastered a variety of techniques and stitches, this interactive class provides new ideas and opportunities for utilizing your beads and creativity!
Hopefully, this will be a fun adventure, as we discover all the beautiful designs you will create!
Patient instruction, a full bead kit, materials, and tools for class. You will go home with a fully beaded medallion, a list of materials and where to find them, you’ll learn a few new words in the Ojibwe language, and all the skills to continue creating beautiful works of art through beading.
You should bring…
All materials will be provided, but please come to class with an idea of a simple design you might want to bead. The instructor will also have some templates you can use if you don’t have a specific idea in mind! Also, you may want to bring reading glasses, if you normally use them.
No prior skills or knowledge required
Best for Ages…
13 and older