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Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School

2420 Sixth Line

Oakville, ON L6H 5Z8

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Come and experience Metis History while learning how to create your own Dot Art masterpiece with Indigenous Metis Artist Brian Kon.

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PLEASE JOIN US AT THE LODGE FOR A HANDS-ON WORKSHOP GUIDED BY BRIAN

Discover the beauty of Dot Art Painting- a legacy of the Metis people, one of Canada’s three Indigenous groups and an integral part of Canada’s history. Known as the “Flower Beadwork People”, their intricate floral bead designs were used to decorate their personal possessions. This elaborate form of native expression, an important aspect of our nation’s legacy, had become obscure over the past century. Today, however, Metis beading has experienced a contemporary resurgence through a modern application involving paints on canvas-a technique known as Dot Art (sometimes referred to as Bead Painting). The modern twist of this Metis tradition uses individual dots of paint to represent the glass beads to create both traditional and contemporary patterns.

Brian Kon is an Indigenous artist from the Niagra Region. His passion for his Indigenous heritage is expressed through his art in the hopes of preserving the culture and history of Metis people. Much of his work is inspired by studying historic documents and artifacts that tell the story of this unique part of Canada’s history and pays tribute to his Indigenous heritage. Brian’s work is on display throughout Canada and Europe. He currently has one piece on display in Ontario’s legislature.

THE HALTON LEARNING LODGE

An initiative funded by PROgrant (Parent Reach Out Grant) It was created to engage and share Indigenous Culture and knowledge with all Halton Families.  The Halton Learning Lodge is pop-up events at different school locations in Halton.

WHERE WE HONOUR THE LEARNING, THE HISTORY AND THE ORIGINAL PEOPLE IN CANADA.  THE CULTURE OF OUR NATION IS TO BE SHARED

Important Date ahead:  Friday June 21, 2019, The Halton Learning Lodge

supported by the Indigenous Education Advisory Council of Halton (IEAC), HCDSB, HDSB

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Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School

2420 Sixth Line

Oakville, ON L6H 5Z8

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