Join Turtle Woman Mishiikenh Kwe (Autumn Smith) for a workshop all about turtles. Hear stories, learn about the cultural and ecological significance of turtles, and create your own piece of art to take home.
Aimed at children, but all are welcome.
$10 workshop fee + $10 materials fee = $20 to register.
Your workshop leader is Mishiikenh Kwe (Turtle Woman.) She is Anishinaabe (Ojibwe/Odawa) from the caribou clan. Her community is Magnetawan First Nation. She grew up listening to stories from her grandmother, an anishinaabemowin (ojibwe language) teacher from Wiikwemkoong. Mishiikenh Kwe draws most of her inspiration for paintings from those stories, thoughts and teachings I got from her grandmother and from ceremonies she attends. She has a diploma in Child and Youth Care and is trained in High-Five, programming for children under 12. She is a full-time artist and has presented workshops in schools and community health centres.
Mishiikenh Kwe says “I often paint my own visions and dreams that come from a deep spiritual connection with and love for the land, my ancestors, animal/plant beings and all my relations.”