Intercultural Creative Circles (resumes in Fall)

Drop in to Watermark’s Education Studio for fun and creativity! Bring your own project or learn how to get started.

The sessions are “organic” in that there is no specific project or start time. The leadership for the day is available to help you with their knowledge.  Drop-in anytime, bring your own materials or learn how to get started with materials and tools available. Registration is not required and there is no charge.

Call or check with Watermark for weather cancellations 218- 444-7570.

Current: APRIL 17 – MAY 22, 2024. Wednesdays 11:00am – 3:00pm

Intercultural Embellishment and Design

April 17, 24 & May 1: Nancy Kingbird, assemblage with birchbark and other materials, hand stitching techniques

May 8: Nancy Kingbird and Karen Goulet, assemblage with birchbark and other materials, hand stitching techniques

May 15 & 22: Wendy Roy with loom beading

These six sessions will focus on embellishment techniques from both Woodland and Scandinavian traditions including Indigenous ribbon applique arts (Osage and Ho-Chunk style), painting with natural dyes on hide, embroidery and woodland applique. Nancy Kingbird will lead this round of sessions with special guests such as Rick Kagigebi, Wendy Roy and Karen Goulet. There is no charge or registration required. Attend one or all.


Inter-cultural Beading Circle

Wednesdays beginning January 31, 2024 through March 20, 2024.

Cindy Hamilton, a recent Region 2 Arts Council Fellow, and her sister Teresa McDowell will provide guidance and technique instruction related to beadwork using both traditional Indigenous and contemporary non-Indigenous designs. All skill levels are welcome. Participants should bring their own supplies or come in and learn how to begin.

Curious about “Intercultural”?
Throughout this series, we hope to support artist and participants coming together to build community through sharing knowledge of artistic and cultural traditions that use the same materials, but each in their own way thus enriching the creative landscape of our region. For example, the Indigenous Scandinavian connection is a long-standing and historic. The beading circle, as well as new 2024 programming will highlight and invigorate that connection through experimental opportunities.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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