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Moccasin-Making with the Manitobah Storyboot School

June 1 @ 10:00 am - June 15 @ 4:00 pm

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Cost: $195/person, FREE for Indigenous Youth and Young Adults (First Nation/Metis/Inuit ages 12-30 yrs)
When: Saturday June 1, 8, and 15 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Length: 18 hours total (over 3 days)
Where: Footprints Lecture Room at the Bata Shoe Museum

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

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.

Please show your QR code in your registration confirmation or give your name to our Visitor Services desk when checking in. The workshop will be held in our Footprints lecture room located on the ground level.

Note: Please contact shan@batashoemuseum.ca with any questions.




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.

To learn more about The Storyboot School, please visit their website here.