Art(Work) Career Workshop Series with Adele ᒪᐢᑿ ᐃᐢᑵᐤ Arseneau (90 min)

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Seymour Art Gallery

4360 Gallant Avenue

North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L2

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ART(WORK) CAREER WORKSHOP SERIES FOR TEENS
Our Art(Work) Career Workshop Series for Teens highlights a range of art-related careers and provides an excellent opportunity for students to meet creative professionals and benefit from their experience.

During our upcoming session, Nehiyaw Métis artist Adele ᒪᐢᑿ ᐃᐢᑵᐤ Arseneau will speak about her career and the path she took to get where she is today. She will then lead a hands-on workshop where students will create a personalized beaded medallion.

As result of a grant from North Shore Community Foundation, we are able to offer this workshop for $1 per student!

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
A Nehiyaw Métis visual artist, Adele creates work to engage the audience to consider current social and environmental issues. Her intent is to educate from an indigenous perspective and counteract current stereotypes. Previously a painter, she now uses the mediums of wood carving, beadwork and digital art to reclaim her displaced heritage and language. Born in BC, far from her family's traditional territories, the significance of the place and culture she was raised in is an integral part of her story. Adopted Luk sil loo Clan, Dakelh and trained with Master Carver, Xwalacktun of Squamish Nation; she utilizes traditional form line in a contemporary manner. Her work can be seen throughout Vancouver as public art utility box wraps and her beadwork, graphic art cards are represented through the Seymour Art Gallery in Deep Cove, North Vancouver. Her portfolio can be viewed at: aarseneau.com or on Instagram at @metiscaron.

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
In this session, students will learn about beadwork medallions, and how they can create one of these as a representation of their identity. Adele says “medallions are used by many cultures to signify status/class, family, or personal connections. In some native cultures they are visual representations of one’s personality and unique style.” Her workshop explores the gender neutral perspective of beadwork created by both men and women, in many cultures around the world.

Adele will first help students brainstorm the elements in their medallion and then lead them in a design exercise to help them to focus and solidify their ideas. This exercise will help students make thoughtful design decisions and choose elements that are important to them personally. Students will then use oven-bake polymer clay to create the shape of their medallion before carefully adding glass beads to complete their design. The goal of this workshop is to celebrate students’ unique heritages and cultural differences to encourage them to be proud of who they are.

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Seymour Art Gallery

4360 Gallant Avenue

North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L2

Canada

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