Please join us for our 2021 Conference!
9:00am - Welcome!
9:30am - Session 1: Make a Beaded Pop Socket
11:30am - Annual General Meeting
12pm - Break for Lunch
1pm - Online Moose Call Competition
1:30pm - Session 2: Indigenous Storytelling through Animation
Visit the Conference site here! Our conference will be online this year! Register for free here!
Session 1: Beaded Pop Sockets
In this session you will learn a two needle stich for doing beadwork. For this session you will need to be able to thread a needle on your own. We will be creating a contemporary piece for your cell phone. You will learn skills to create beadwork on your own. Know that beading requires good vision and fine motor skills.
Pack of beading needles
Size 10 seed beads or 2cut beads (in the colours you would like for your beadwork)
Beading thread Dnymo preferred (not sewing thread)
Stiff white felt 1 sheet (this is what we will be beading on)
E6000 (glue/industrial adhesive)
Pock socket (plain with flat top)
Print out of shape you would like to bead (heart shape is recommended 3inchx3ich)
About the presenter:
Teresa Cardinal is a Nehiyaw/Cree Women from Saddle Lake Cree Nation. Currently living in Red Deer Alberta. Teresa is a mother to one son and caregiver to her two younger brothers. She has been working in the community in different roles in the Social Work scope. Teresa integrates culture into her work and practices everyday. Teresa is passionate about creating and beading is one of her favorite ways to express her self. She loves to share what she knows with others when the opportunity presents.
Session 2: Indigenous Storytelling through Animation
In this session we will explore simple stop animation puppets and animation basics within the lens of Indigenous Storytelling. This is an activity that can be utilized directly within the classroom at all ages.
card stock or watercolour paper (file folders work as well)
paper fasteners (they have small ones at Micheals and larger ones at Staples)
thumb tack or pin
paint, markers or pencil crayons
Stop Motion Studio is a free app that can be downloaded on a smart phone or ipad
About the presenter:
Sarah Houle is a Métis multidisciplinary artist and performer originally from the Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement in Northern Alberta and currently based in Mohkinstsis / Calgary, Alberta. Her visual artwork and songwriting stem from personal and autobiographical experiences that are then filtered through her interest in fantasy, technology, and craft. Cultural identify in the age of digital technology is important in her work as elements of physical and digital space come together to conjure nostalgic imagery. Modern day fantastical legends express a social commentary to identity from the perspective of Metis culture and heritage.