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Common Weal Community Arts – Buffalo People Arts Institute – Ft. Qu’Appelle
September 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
September 19, 20, 21st Evenings 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 2 hr sessions each night
Location: Valley Centre for the Arts, Fort Qu’Appelle
The artist will focus on two types of workshops: buffalo flags and buffalo parfleche art. Each evening begins with storytelling the history of the buffalo on the Plains, how Indigenous people lived with the buffalo and the importance of buffalo to sustaining Plains Indigenous people.
Thursday Sept 20th: Buffalo Parfleche Jewelry (Ages 13 – Adult) max participants 15/evening
In this module, Participants will learn to create buffalo parfleche jewelry: either earrings and/or necklace medallions. Design templates will be shared with participants. Tools/Material: Buffalo parfleche (rawhide), earring hooks, and hemp cord for necklaces, acrylic paint, paint brushes, water and cups, paper plates, design templates