In this class we will explore the healing and meditative properties that can be found through beadwork as well as creating a safe space for conversation and questions around cultural appropriation. During this four hour course you will be provided with supplies and one on one help to create a pair of beaded earrings which will be finished during the class. Please come ready with an open heart, mind, a willingness to listen more than being heard, and glasses if you need them (the beads are small). This class is open to all genders and gender non conforming beings.
Maybell Eequay is a Saginaw Band Anishinaabe artist who has found deep healing through beadwork. Growing up with silversmiths for parents she spent much of her childhood on the pow wow trail adorned in the elements of her culture. Maybell credits any and all of her skills to her mentor and mother, Robyn, who has been teaching her subtle methods of decolonization since she was a child. In addition to art and beadwork, Maybell has spent a significant amount of time traveling around Turtle Island doing frontline activism defending the land (aki), water (nibi), and Indigenous Rights.
Cost of Class: $60 per participant
To register, please call (707) 874-9567, or visit us in person. We are open Thursday through Monday from 11am to 5pm, and sometimes closed for a quick lunch break. 🙂
Please sign up in advance as there is limited space in this offering! *This class is best suited for adults, Maybell will be offering a workshop for youth, dates TBA!