Arts & Culture

Ceramics Classes Fall 2009

We are host to the New Horizons ceramic class of the FENFC.  Join this group on Thursdays from 11:00 – 3:00 p.m. to enjoy a lit lunch and fun time creating ceramic pieces.  For more information or if you would like to join this free class please contact us at 905-871-8770.

Craft Classes & Workshops

Over the years, NCNW has offered traditional craft classes for the membership and the community in general to promote cultural awareness and preserve cultural identity. Culturally specific classes keep the community members involved, and allow for a sense of cultural pride.

We’ve had various instructors who have all taught  participants how to create and bead their such items as barrettes, eye glass cases, purses, pouches, albums, moccasins and jackets for example.

From time to time the Ontario Arts Council has funded some of these programs.  

Seven Generations Native Crafts

It has been a long term goal of NCNW to establish a means for Native women crafters to display and market their goods. In 1997, a project of NCNW referred to as Seven Generations Native Crafts attempted to organize and establish a retail/gallery outlet which allowed an avenue for our crafters to display their crafts and utilize the skills taught in the craft workshops such as entrepreneurship and management skills. The intent of the project was to purchase items from local artists to sell through a catalogue venture, wholesale outlets, over the internet or during craft displays. This served two purposes: assisting native artists and assisting the chapter to become self-sufficient through business development. Today, this business is marginally active due to recent losses of NCNW. Our future plans include the revivification of Seven Generations Native Crafts.

Strong Woman Classes

Start up again in 2014  Wednesday Jan. 22, 5:30 -6:30  p.m. 

These classes are designed for those women 16 yrs. and older who wish to increase their physical, mental, spiritual and intellectual well being.  Practice includes a Four Direction Journey, created and founded by the Instructor.  There is a focus on some ‘self defense’ moves through a combination of martial arts, meditative and yogic philosophies and technique.  There is ongoing enrolment with no cost to the participant and no criteria for attendance.  Show up in clothes that you can move in though and if you have a mat you want to bring it too.  We provide water, herbal tea etc.  A nice way to debrief from work or school before heading home for the evening.  All classes at 1088 Garrison Road location.  Please rsvp if you can but drop in’s are welcome.

Various Native Crafts & Arts

From time to time the chapter offers classes or short courses in various authentic Native craft making delivered usually by an experienced community member or professional Artist.

Keep checking here for upcoming classes or teachings….none at this time.