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Learn how to make your own pair of hand-crafted traditional moccasins in our upcoming workshop with Cree artist Cynthia Boehm. Taking place over three sessions, the workshop includes a behind-the-scenes experience with Dr. Amelia Fay, Curator of the HBC Collection, which will allow participants to view some of the Manitoba Museum’s collection of moccasins. This workshop includes all materials required to complete your own pair of personalized, beaded moccasins.
This workshop includes all the supplies you need to complete your own pair of personalized, beaded moccasins. Each participant will receive their own supply kit; however, you are welcome to bring along your own supplies if you prefer.
Three-day Workshop. Participants must attend all three days.
Sunday, November 6, 2022 • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday, November 20, 2022 • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, November 27, 2022 • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch; light refreshments and snacks will be provided.
About the Artist: Cynthia Boehm
Cynthia Boehm is Cree with Scottish ancestry, born and raised in Norway House, Manitoba. She now lives in St Andrews, Manitoba. Growing up in Norway House, she was surrounded by this intricate, delicate art form and she was inspired and influenced by her parents, great-grandmother, and the many elderly crafters in her community. She learned to bead and design traditional moccasins and fell in love with the art form. Cynthia showcases and sells her designs with various programs and art/craft markets in both Manitoba and the USA, and teaches beadwork and traditional wears. She won an award in the 2018 Interlake Juried Art Show for her bridal moccasins.
She continues to work with the Elders, her most valued teachers, to ensure her work remains traditional. She has a strong dedication to provide high-quality and unique traditional pieces of art. She is grateful and blessed to carry on the tradition of her ancestors.
For more information, please contact Corinne at [email protected].