Cedar Weaving Reindeer Ornament-Online Workshop

By: Bill Reid Gallery
Saturday, December 11, 2021
1 pm - 4 pm
In this online workshop led by Haida artist Todd DeVries, learn to make your own cedar woven reindeer ornament! Cedar bark is a traditional material used by First Nations all along the coast for traditional regalia, baskets, ropes, and hats. It carries significant meaning and is sacred to many. Harvesting cedar bark is done with care and often includes ceremony. 
This online workshop will teach participants to make two cedar reindeer ornaments. All workshop materials will be provided by the Bill Reid Gallery. 
$25 for non-members* | $20 for members*
*Prices do not include taxes

Cedar materials are included and must be picked up at the Bill Reid Gallery in advance.

Limited to 25 local participants in the surrounding Vancouver area, online pre-registration is required. Due to unpredictable shipping times with Canada Post, the workshop kits will not be shipped out. Please pickup kits at the Gallery from December 8th to 11th. We apologize for any inconvenience.  

The following items are necessary for the online workshop and are not included in the materials given:

- scissors
- towels or paper towels
- bowl of lukewarm water

Please pre-soak your cedar strips in a bowl of lukewarm water for 5 to 10 minutes prior to the start of the online workshop.

Todd DeVries is a weaver and a member of the Eagle clan of the Haida Nation. Todd began his weaving journey in 2001 and learned various techniques along his way. He weaves using western red cedar bark along with traditional techniques to create hats, baskets, placemats, bracelets, headbands, and much more.

You can pay for this workshop online or call Visitor Services at 604 682 3455 ext. 221 to process your payment by phone or pay-in-person and pick up your cedar workshop kit at the Gallery reception desk prior to the online workshop. Please contact Aliya Boubard (Assistant Curator) if you have any questions: aboubard@billreidgallery.ca


Supported by:

City of Vancouver