Join us for a Birch Bark Basket making workshop which is part of the STEPS Public Art “From Weeds We Grow” series.
Led by First Nations artist Lindsey Lickers, this workshop is a reflective exercise that not only allows participants to not only participate through creation, but to dive deeper into their current relationship with the land base they reside on and the environment at large. This workshop will also explore how this relationship with the land has been strengthened by the knowledge learned and shared during the workshop.
Rooted in an expanded understanding of the importance of connecting to land, creation utilizing natural materials combined with personalized symbolism of these learnings, will be actualized through the medium of basket making.
The aim of this workshop is to share one way that Indigenous peoples honour this relationship through craft and provide an opportunity for participants to experience first-hand the interconnectedness in all things, while also honouring their own experiences, histories and relationships with the basket serving as the keeper of this new awareness.
We welcome those who don’t want to or are unable to participate in the making process, but want to learn more, to join.
Following this workshop participants will have created a miniature birch bark basket used in medicine gathering. An online exhibit will present the final work alongside the creative process and learnings.
For more information and to register please visit: http://www.myseumoftoronto.com/programming/from-weeds-we-grow-birch-bark-basket-workshop/.