Kathleen Anderson
dentalium shells
Online Dentalium Earrings Workshop with Kathleen Anderson

Online Dentalium Earrings Workshop with Kathleen Anderson

Bill Reid Gallery
Regular price CAD $25.00 Membership Price: CAD $25.00

Well-Made Object Workshop
Online Dentalium Earrings Workshop with Kathleen Anderson

This online workshop is available only in Canada.
Saturday, May 22, 2021, 1 - 3 pm

Dentalium shells have been around for thousands of years, and have been used as decoration, currency, and symbols of wealth. Traditionally, they have been used by First Nations and Inuit in North America through jewelry, adornment, and trade. Through this online workshop, you will learn how to make your own pair of dentalium earrings.

Kathleen Anderson is Michif and Anishinaabe from Treaty 1 territory in Manitoba who focuses on beadwork, quillwork, and jewelry making. She is currently studying Indigenous Studies and Linguistics at Simon Fraser University.

After registration, please wait to be notified by email when kits will be available for pick up at the Gallery. Please contact Aliya Boubard (Assistant Curator) if you have any questions: aboubard@billreidgallery.ca

*Registrants will receive the online workshop link one day before the workshop.

  • The kit can be picked up at the Gallery reception (Participants will be notified by email when it will be ready for pick-up) or
  • Mailed kits (within Canada only). Canada Post Flat Rate shipping fee is $10.00 (Kits will be mailed out at the earliest convenience)
  • Registrants who require shipping, please register by Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

Option 1A or 1B: Workshop Fee and Pick-up at Gallery 
$30 - Workshop fee - Non-Member price
$25 - Workshop fee - Member price (Discount code will be sent by email)
(Local pickup deadline – Friday, May 21, 2021)

Option 2A or 2B: Workshop Fee plus Shipping
$30 - Workshop fee - Non-Member price
$25 - Workshop fee - Member price (Discount code will be sent by email)
+
$10 -  Canada Post Flate Rate Shipping fee
(
Registration deadline Wednesday, May 12, 2021)

*Prices do not include taxes

Earrings Material Kit will have the following:
Six dentalium shells, 4 small pieces of leather, sinew, beading needle, 2 abalone beads, other assorted beads, and 2 earring hooks.

Tools you will need (not provided in the Earrings Material Kit):
Nail file, nail clippers (to shape and cute the dentalium shells), and scissors (to cut the leather pieces).

Generously supported by the NIB Trust Fund