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Kits are available for pickup for registrants between May 5 - May 12 at Dunlop Art Gallery, Central Library.
**PLEASE NOTE: Due to current COVID restrictions, please use Curbside Pick Up at Central Library (2311-12th Avenue) to collect your supply kit for the program. Come to the library and call 306-777-6164. A staff member will deliver the kit to the curbside for you.
Recommended additional materials for wet felting (not included in kit): leftover wool from your kit, Old towel, container for water, soap, hot water, scissors (optional), and needle and thread (optional)
Learn to create felted artworks inspired by beadwork with artist Melanie Monique Rose. An ongoing study for Melanie is her work with the theme, The Flower People. It is derived from the name ‘The Flower Beadwork People’ a name given to the Metis who are well known for their floral beadwork. Felted pieces, combined with the use of collected blankets create a canvas for her personal exploration of identity as a contemporary Indigenous Artist, alongside her Ukrainian heritage. Join us in finding your own inspirations through beadwork in the tactile, meditative process of felting.
Melanie Monique Rose is a visual artist from Regina, Saskatchewan Treaty 4 Territory, and a long-time contributing member of Sâkêwêwak Artists’ Collective Inc. She attended Kootenay School of the Arts with a major in the Fibre Arts in Nelson, B.C. Rose has exhibited her artwork in both group and solo exhibitions Nationally. Her greatest honor was to receive the distinction of Excellence in Textiles in Dimension's 2013 touring show. Most recently, Melanie was named a CBC Future 40 for her work in arts and culture. In addition to showing her work, Rose has worked in the province as gallery facilitator, story-keeper, and art instructor for the Mackenzie Art Gallery and in addition teaches various workshops at both public and private institutions.
In 2018 her daughter Meadow Rose was born and is currently a full-time mom, caregiver, and artist. Becoming a mother has increased Rose’s desire to share the stories of her culture and family and has challenged the way she creates independently and as a shared experience with her daughter. Rose is inspired and excited to see where the journey takes her as an Artist.