This Fall, artmania is exploring First Nations Sculptural Beading. Our resident (First Nations) instructor, Serene Porter, is sharing the traditions and history behind Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Beading. A resident from Ontario, Serene found her way to Vancouver to study graduate work in Art Therapy. “Seeing the transformation art can have on every single person that takes part in my workshops is such a beautiful experience.”


In this wonderful course, Serene will share the traditional symbols used in bead working along with various styles and techniques used by First Nations.

In the children’s class, students will learn how to manipulate clay to create a base that looks like a moccasin (without the use of needles). The adult class focusses on basic traditional beading techniques to create a design on a piece of fabric using sewing needles, sinew and beads. The final beaded masterpiece can be framed or sew into a bag.

Let Serene lead you in through this wonderful experience as you learn to trust your instincts and tell your story through beadwork creation.

Register today!


Adult Class| 18years+ | Wed | 7:00-8:30pm | Sept 21 to Oct 26 Register

Young Adult Class| 16-18years+ | Wed | 7:00-8:30pm | Sept 21 to Oct 26 Register

School-Aged Children| 10-15years+ | Fri | 4:30-5:30pm | Sept 30 to Dec 2 Register

School-Aged Children| 5-9years+ | Fri | 3:30-4:30pm | Sept 30 to Dec 2 Register