Mohawk Institute Residential School Video & Healing Art Workshop.

This workshop will begin with watching the Residential School Tour video. Strong emotions will be triggered and a debrief will begin with a short sprint writing exercise. The results will provide us with the words and thoughts we will use on the written side of the postcard.

The art is Let Go Art. You will not be taking your art home with you. You may take a picture of it for your own keepsake (these will be collected and included in an exhibition at Woodland Cultural Centre January 2019 and printed in a postcard catalogue that you will receive upon the completion of this cumulative project.) The purpose of the art is to bring a voice to your feelings, express it through art, offer words of healing, and open the line of communication from your heart to the paper, from the paper to the heart of a residential school survivor. The art you produce will be on a traditional 4”x 6” prepared cardstock. After the exhibition the postcard will then be mailed out to a residential school survivor. This is the Let Go.

To send a postcard to a survivor will be an acknowledgement that they exist, that they survived, that they matter. There is no concern of the physical gap between the sender and recipient because the art will be the familiar space that distance does not separate. These postcards will provide an opportunity to reach out and celebrate a connection with residential school survivors through creativity. The care of a handwritten note placed on a piece of handmade art that had been carefully constructed to deliver a message of hope can be a catalyst to healing for the sender and the receiver.

Pick either Date/Time: Sunday March 18, 2018 1:00-3:00pm or
Monday March 19, 2018 1:00-3:00pm or 5:30-8:00pm
Please RSVP Kara Wanoth 705-762-2354 ext. 227