Community Beading Workshop with Bev Koski
Saturday November 10th, 10 - 12 pm at the Atrium (800 Yates)
Bev Koski, Ottawa #1, Beads, thread & found object,
8 x 4.5 x 8.5 cm, 2014
A free community beading workshop with artist Bev Koski teaching basic bead embroidery techniques, different methods for attaching beads to bead fabric and the types of materials and tools required to complete the backing of a bead embroidery sample. Single bead, multi-bead styles and bead picot edging will be taught. 16 participants maximum, please register below.
Bev Koski is an Anishnabekwe (Ojibway) artist who lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and has a BFA from York University. In the late 1990s and early 2000s Koski was involved with 7th Generation Image Makers, an art and mural programme for Indigenous youth run by Native Child and Family Services of Toronto. She has taught beading at Dodem Kanonhsa', Ryerson Aboriginal Student Association and the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto. She is a constant beader who divides her energies between contemporary geometric beadwork and fine art. She is currently in the midst of a long-term project to bead over small Indigenous kitsch objects.
Presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria