Workshops & Presentations

For generations, First Nations people have been sharing their traditional skills and knowledge with one another. The Festival workshop series is an opportunity for our participating artists to share this skill and creativity with you. Become inspired as you take part in one or more hands on workshops exploring disciplines such as wood and antler carving, painting, beading, moose hair tufting, Raven’s Tail weaving, traditional sewing, stained glass, knife making, birch bark basket and jewellery making, storytelling, drumming, songwriting, and much more. Beginner to advanced workshops are offered, running 3-7 hours in length.

How to Register

Online registration will open June 8th. Between June 30 - July 6, registration will only be available on-site.

2017 Workshops

2017 Workshop Schedule

Download the 2017 Workshop Schedule. From over 40 hands-on workshops, there is something for the artist in you!

Click here to download or view the Workshops PDF.

Saturday, July 1

Indigenous Collage With Lianne Charlie

Indigenous Collage With Lianne Charlie

with Lianne Marie Leda Charlie

11:00am – 4:00pm

Moose Hair Tufting With Nancy Hager

Moose Hair Tufting With Nancy Hager

with Nancy Hager

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Beginner Stained Glass With Amy & Tayo Tessaro

Beginner Stained Glass With Amy & Tayo Tessaro

with Amy Tessaro

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Beaded Hide Keychain With Elizabeth Kyikavichik

Beaded Hide Keychain With Elizabeth Kyikavichik

with Elizabeth Kyikavichik

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Sunday, July 2

Beaded Cabochon Pendant With Diane Olsen

Beaded Cabochon Pendant With Diane Olsen

with Diane Olsen

10:00am – 3:00pm

Harpoon Pendant With Gary Tautenthahn

Harpoon Pendant With Gary Tautenthahn

with Gary Tautenthahn

10:00am – 2:00pm

Porcupine Quillwork Pendant With Naomi Smith

Porcupine Quillwork Pendant With Naomi Smith

with Naomi Smith

10:00am – 5:00pm

Baby Moccasins With Dolores Scheffen

Baby Moccasins With Dolores Scheffen

with Dolores Scheffen

10:00am – 6:00pm

Ravenstail Pouch With Lily Hope

Ravenstail Pouch With Lily Hope

with Lily Hope

10:00am – 3:00pm

Northwest Coast Design & Painting With Ken Anderson

Northwest Coast Design & Painting With Ken Anderson

with Ken Anderson

12:00pm – 4:00pm

YOUTH - Kids Cartooning With Blair Thorson

YOUTH - Kids Cartooning With Blair Thorson

with Blair Thorson

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Moose Hair/Porcupine Quill/Fish Scale Picture With Nancy Hager

Moose Hair/Porcupine Quill/Fish Scale Picture With Nancy Hager

with Nancy Hager

12:00pm – 4:00pm

YOUTH - Street Art With Ryan Jason Allen Willert

YOUTH - Street Art With Ryan Jason Allen Willert

with Ryan Jason Allen Willert

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Fur Mitt Making With Sarah McHugh

Fur Mitt Making With Sarah McHugh

with Sarah McHugh

4:00pm – 8:00pm

Monday, July 3

Knife Making With George Roberts - Hunting Knife

Knife Making With George Roberts - Hunting Knife

with George Roberts, “Bandit Blades”

10:00am – 5:00pm

Birch Bark Baskets With Christine Sam

Birch Bark Baskets With Christine Sam

with Christine Sam

10:00am – 4:00pm

Quillwork Medicine Bag With Frances Oles

Quillwork Medicine Bag With Frances Oles

with Frances Oles

10:00am – 5:00pm

Beaded Hide Card Holder With Lena Sanford

Beaded Hide Card Holder With Lena Sanford

with Lena Blair-Sanford

10:00am – 5:00pm

Mini Paddle Carving With NCES

Mini Paddle Carving With NCES

with Northern Cultural Expressions Society

11:00am – 5:00pm

Intro to Painting on Leather With Blake Lepine

Intro to Painting on Leather With Blake Lepine

with Blake Lepine

12:00pm – 3:00pm

Celeigh Cardinal & Jay Gilday

Celeigh Cardinal & Jay Gilday

with Celeigh Cardinal, Jay Gilday

7:00pm – 9:30pm

Tuesday, July 4

Intermediate Stained Glass With Amy Tessaro

Intermediate Stained Glass With Amy Tessaro

with Amy Tessaro

10:00am – 4:00pm

Fine Pencil Drawing: Portraiture With Clifton Fred

Fine Pencil Drawing: Portraiture With Clifton Fred

with Clifton Fred

10:00am – 4:00pm

Qiviut Cleaning and Spinning With Lena Wolki

Qiviut Cleaning and Spinning With Lena Wolki

with Lena Wolki

10:00am – 4:00pm

Woodlands Beaded Strawberry With Naomi Smith

Woodlands Beaded Strawberry With Naomi Smith

with Naomi Smith

10:00am – 5:00pm

Harvest Bag With Whitney Horne

Harvest Bag With Whitney Horne

with Whitney Horne

10:00am – 5:00pm

Drum Making With Doronn Fox

Drum Making With Doronn Fox

with Doronn Fox

10:00am – 6:00pm

YOUTH - Contemporary Tlingit Designs With Megan Jensen

YOUTH - Contemporary Tlingit Designs With Megan Jensen

with Megan Jensen

11:00am – 4:00pm

Cedar Protection Rope With Debra Michel

Cedar Protection Rope With Debra Michel

with Debra Michel

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Kevin Barr & Boyd Benjamin & Northern Cree Singers

Kevin Barr & Boyd Benjamin & Northern Cree Singers

with Northern Cree Singers, Boyd Benjamin

9:00pm – 7:00pm

Wednesday, July 5

Crest Designs on Canvas With Blake Lepine

Crest Designs on Canvas With Blake Lepine

with Blake Lepine

10:00am – 1:00pm

Yukon Animals Painting

Yukon Animals Painting

with

10:00am – 2:00pm

Knife Making With George Roberts - Kitchen Knife

Knife Making With George Roberts - Kitchen Knife

with George Roberts, “Bandit Blades”

10:00am – 5:00pm

Buffalo Hide Toddler Mitts With Beaver Fur With Lena White

Buffalo Hide Toddler Mitts With Beaver Fur With Lena White

with Lena White

11:00am – 3:00pm

Copper Tooling With Blair Thorson

Copper Tooling With Blair Thorson

with Blair Thorson

12:00pm – 3:00pm

Beaded Hide Keychain With Karen Nicloux

Beaded Hide Keychain With Karen Nicloux

with Karen Nicloux

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Baby Canvas Top Slippers With Kaylyn Baker

Baby Canvas Top Slippers With Kaylyn Baker

with Kaylyn Baker

2:00pm – 6:00pm

Dena Zagi & Twin Flames

Dena Zagi & Twin Flames

with Dena Zagi, Twin Flames

7:00pm – 9:30pm

Thursday, July 6

Parent/Child Collaborative Painting With Nicole Paul

Parent/Child Collaborative Painting With Nicole Paul

with Nicole Paul

10:00am – 1:00pm

Winter Dees (Seal Skin Birds) With Sarah McHugh

Winter Dees (Seal Skin Birds) With Sarah McHugh

with Sarah McHugh

10:00am – 2:00pm

Cedar Rope Bracelet With Debra Michel

Cedar Rope Bracelet With Debra Michel

with Debra Michel

11:00am – 3:00pm