New! Master Class: Moccasins and Life Cycle Teachings with Shelly Genereaux

Date: August 28, 2021
Times: Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 1 workshop
Fees: $135.00 + HST/$121.50 + HST Gallery Member; Materials included
Location: The Carnegie Room

The MacLaren is excited to host a special master class with Indigenous educator and artisan Shelly Genereaux.  Participants will be guided on how to construct their very own moccasins while learning the teachings of the people who walk in them. During the latter part of the class, time will also be spent exploring beading techniques to create simple designs that will be applied to their unique creations.

Please note: Registration will be capped at ten participants. Face masks are mandatory.

Shelly Genereaux is an Anishnabe woman who is a member of Saugeen First Nation, which is located on the shores of Lake Huron. She holds a B.A in Psychology and a B.Ed. from York University; as well as a diploma for Anishnabemowin Programming from Georgian College. Shelly considers herself a life-long learner as her next aspiration is to earn a master’s degree. Currently she is working as the Restorative Justice Coordinator at the Barrie Native Friendship Centre. In this position, Shelly is using art-based projects to help clients to reconnect with their Indigenous identities.

Genereaux works with community members to achieve their potential, which she finds fulfilling at this stage in her life. She aspires to find ways to engage and promote a culturally accepting society. One project in the works is Her Voice: Her Story. This project connects Indigenous women to other Indigenous women, whom all share a common voice and story.

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