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Moccasin-Making with the Manitobah Storyboot School

November 5, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - December 10, 2022 @ 3:00 pm


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Learn the traditional art of moccasin-making with expert Indigenous artisan Rosary Spence!

This is a six-week (18 hour) course that’s FREE for Indigenous Youth and Young Adults (First Nation/Metis/Inuit ages 12-30 yrs). The registration fee for all others is $180.

6-Week (18-Hour) Course with Rosary Spence

When: Saturday, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10, from 12-3:00pm

Where: Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1W7.

Please show your QR code in your registration confirmation or give your name to our front desk when checking in. The workshop will be held in our St. Crispin’s lecture room located on B1.

This workshop is designed to teach classic hand sewing techniques in beading and leatherwork. Rosary Spence will guide you through the steps of creating moccasins by hand including pattern-making, beadwork, design, construction and care for your finished product. Students will be provided with all the necessary tools to complete their project and guided through the process from start to finish. This is a course best suited for youth 12+ and adults.

Space is limited! Please note that workshop fees are non-refundable.




Rosary Spence

Singer/ Song Writer, Rosary Spence is a musician and entrepreneur with a powerhouse of a voice, soulful Indigenous styles and innovative spirit. Born and on western shores of James Bay, Fort Albany First Nation, Mushkego Cree Territory, Spence strongly believes in the ability to heal our communities through the strength of the youth and the wisdom of our elders. Music has been a lifetime journey for Spence, singing since early childhood and playing an array of instruments since her early teens. Spence possesses an extensive background and experience as a designer, a performing artist, and an arts facilitator. Currently residing in Toronto, Ontario, where she is raising her family, Spence also works in the social sector and is highly active within the arts community.

If you have any other questions email us at: info@storyboots.ca !

**PLEASE NOTE** If tickets are sold out – send an email to info@storyboots.ca requesting a spot on our wait list! Please indicate your interest in either moccasin or mukluk-making.