Jan 17, 2017
Course: INDIG ST 2C03: Selected Topics, Cornhusk Sculpting and Beadwork
Description: Students in this course will have gain introductory cornhusk sculpting and beadwork techniques from two respected Haudenosaunee artists, and will utilize these skills in the design and creation of their own individual pieces.
When: Spring/Summer 2017, Term 1 - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1pm – 4pm
Course Requirements: This course is open to all McMaster undergraduate students across campus with no pre-requisite beyond permission from the instructor. To obtain permission email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Instructors:
Samuel Thomas is a member of the Lower Cayuga Band of the Iroquois Nation. For a number of years, Sam has been instrumental in revitalizing 18th and 19th century beadwork styles. His beadwork has garnered international acclaim, and was most recently the recipient of the 2016 Ontario Arts Council Aboriginal Arts Award.
Elizabeth Doxtater is a member of Six Nations of the Grand River. Her work explores the ancient art form of cornhusk sculpting to express historic and current political and traditional issues affecting First Nations people. Elizabeth was selected as the 2016 Ontario Arts Council’s Emerging Aboriginal Artist.
This summer the Indigenous Studies program is also offering another interesting course this summer: INDIG ST 2F03 - Residential Schools in Canada: History and Impact (Monday/Wednesdays).