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The Whispering Cloth: A Refugee's Story



The Whispering Cloth: A Refugee's Story

JULY 11 TO 15

$275 + GST

5:30 PM TO 8:30 PM

Pegi Shea’s breathtaking tale of a Hmong refugee girl serves as the basis for this set of five restorative evenings. We’ll use Anita Riggio’s beautiful illustrations to inspire our own multi-textured art pieces. Painting on individual canvases, students will then come up through them with embroidery thread adding different textures with the option of incorporating coins, nature treasures, special beads or other artifacts.


As a group, we’ll then shift perspectives turning to Paul Morin’s Dragon Pearl. With its unusual compositions using organic materials in incredible ways, Christianne will enlighten students, teaching them how stories are used to make traces of existence and experience in different cultures around the world. This class is set to delve deeper than ever before into the rich tapestry of storytelling through different cultures in times of trouble.


Whether the story captured on canvas is of your survival through COVID, a family member’s immigration story or a newsreel story from the Ukraine, it will be a “storykeeper” to pass on.  Make sure you join us to broaden your horizons, while creating a commemorative art piece that you will surely pass on to others. 

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