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Nature's Medicine: Mixed Media Creativity Workshop


Create your own nature inspired mixed media piece in this creativity workshop. Using stencils, collage papers, and printed imagery of ferns, ravens, eagles and beyond you will create a layered piece of art that incorporates tactile textures and language.

Instructor Melanie Rivers, Tiyaltelwet, will share teachings from her Squamish ancestry; learn how the Sqaumish Nation connects to the land, animals, and birds. Melanie will guide you through a meditation to connect with the imagery for your piece and lead you step by step in its creation. You will leave with your own uniquely expressed piece that you can hang on your own wall or offer as a gift. Relax and enjoy yourself in this welcoming workshop held in a safe learning environment. If you are new to art, Melanie welcomes the opportunity to introduce you to this mixed media approach. Materials are included and aprons are supplied, but it is recommended you wear clothes you can accept enduring paint drops.

Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019

Time: 12 - 4pm

Admission: $90 for General Admission, $85 for MOV Members

Spaces are limited. Register early.

*MOV members, please be prepared to show your valid identification along with your ticket at the door.

Workshop ticket includes FREE admission to our feature exhibitions There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools, Wild Things: The Power of Nature in our Lives, Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition and c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city (reg. $19). Consider arriving early with your event ticket to view exhibits.


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Melanie Rivers, Tiyaltelwet

Melanie Rivers, Tiyaltelwet, is proudly from the Squamish First Nation and draws from her traditional ancestry and teachings in both her art and workshops. Melanie helps people build joyful and self-compassionate art practices, teaching online classes to people around the world. She believes that art has many medicines to share with us - stillness, joy, connection - and by building a self-compassionate art practice, we can experience these medicines on a regular basis.


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