Beading Workshop - Turtle Pendant
3115 Conservation Road
Milton, ON L9T 2X3
$50/person + HST
Crawford Lake is excited to welcome artisan and educator, Naomi Smith for an afternoon of learning in the Deer Clan Longhouse! Naomi is a renowned beadwork artist from Neyaashiinigmiing, ON and will provide an introductory workshop to the traditional Indigenous art of beading.
Guests will learn about the importance of beading and work under Naomi’s guidance to create their own beaded turtle pendant to take home.
Pre-registration is required for this special event. Event fee includes park admission, all materials, and parking. Don’t miss out on this remarkable event in a remarkable location, the registration deadline is Thursday, February 20th, 2020.
About Naomi Smith
Naomi Smith is an Indigenous Traditional Artisan & Educator from Neyaashiinigmiing ON. Her First Nations roots and genuinely Canadian perspective is the main inspiration for her work. She is actively involved in educating others about the ways of the First Nations people from a historical and contemporary perspective often through the story of beads. For over 25 years Naomi has designed and created traditional Beadwork, Leather craft, Moose Hair Embroidery, Quill work, Sweetgrass or birch Bark basket making and adornment; valuing these Sacred materials throughout her creative process.Naomi has taught workshops in traditional Native Beadwork, Leather craft, Moose Hair Embroidery, Quill work and Jewellery making in non-Native and Native settings. She works closely with the Six Nations community to re-establish the community knowledge base for traditional arts. She has contributed to exhibitions at: Joseph Schneider Haus, PAMA, Bouvaird House, CNE, Dufferin County Museum & Archives, Niagara Falls Museum and NETO. She has participated in The Museum of the American Indian Winter Art Market (Smithsonian, Washington, DC), Heart and Hand Festival at Joseph Schneider Haus Museum, Waterloo Region Museum First Peoples Festival, Wellington County Museum & Archives Aboriginal Heritage Festival, Canadian National Exhibition First Nations Exhibit, Remember When Pavilion & Dufferin County Museum & Archives Traces Festival, Indigenous + Ingenious Art Show, the Spring 2014 One of A Kind Show and the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.