In this four hour workshop with Indigenous artist, Clark Morrissett, you will learn the concepts of the Seven Sacred Teachings and Virtues of Indigenous cultures. Our focus will be Woodland Art – its traditions, imagery, style, and artists. We will pay tribute to the work of the trailblazing Indigenous artist Norval Morrisseau and the members of The Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. We will discover the role of animals in Woodland art, and the meaning of symbols in the paintings. Participants will create a acrylic painting in the Woodlands style to take home.
About the Instructor:
Clark Morrissett is a proud Métis man who was born and raised in Winnipeg. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Manitoba and draws inspiration from both traditional and contemporary art. He uses humour to educate and create an atmosphere that is down-to-earth, where patrons feel comfortable asking questions and engaging in meaningful conversations. Clark believes art can build bridges towards better understanding of Indigenous heritage, art, and traditions.
Fee: $60 + GST
Date: Saturday, March 24
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: QUALICO FAMILY CENTRE (330 Assiniboine Park Drive)
• The Qualico Family Centre and Park Cafe open at 8:00 am. Doors to Acorn Activity Room open at 8:30 am.
• This workshop does not break for lunch. You are welcome to purchase snacks, coffee or tea from the Park Cafe or bring your own lunch/snacks from home.
• Wear old clothes or bring an apron to protect your clothes.
• Painting supplies are included and belong to the instructor.