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September 2019

Textile Canoe: A Participatory Art Project with Vanessa Coplan

September 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until September 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 29, 2019

One event on October 6, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on October 5, 2019 at 10:30 am

Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
Vaness Coplan laying her head on a multicoloured blanket

Join us for a drop-in textile arts workshop brought to the Museum by Vanessa Coplan, an Ottawa-based fibre and mixed media artist with a background in collaborative community arts. As a participant, and will weave, tie, pull, wrap, knit and sew textiles to create a 14-foot canoe over the course of the next month, culminating in a temporary exhibit in the Museum. Coplan has used the wire and textile sculpture techniques in other community projects - but this is the…

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Carve a Black Cherry Paddle

September 21 @ 8:00 am - September 22 @ 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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Two young men smiling and holding their paddles

/**/ Book your spot early – this workshop fills quickly! Create your own beautiful carved and sanded black cherry paddle and go home with all varnishing supplies to see it complete. Learn to use traditional hand tools in the Museum’s Preserving Skills Gallery with the help of a supportive, expert instructor, Russ Parker. This workshop makes a terrific gift and there is no experience necessary!

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Textile Canoe: A Participatory Art Project with Vanessa Coplan

September 21 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until September 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until September 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 29, 2019

One event on October 6, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on October 5, 2019 at 10:30 am

Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
Vaness Coplan laying her head on a multicoloured blanket

Join us for a drop-in textile arts workshop brought to the Museum by Vanessa Coplan, an Ottawa-based fibre and mixed media artist with a background in collaborative community arts. As a participant, and will weave, tie, pull, wrap, knit and sew textiles to create a 14-foot canoe over the course of the next month, culminating in a temporary exhibit in the Museum. Coplan has used the wire and textile sculpture techniques in other community projects - but this is the…

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Textile Canoe: A Participatory Art Project with Vanessa Coplan

September 22 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until September 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 29, 2019

One event on October 6, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on October 5, 2019 at 10:30 am

Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
Vaness Coplan laying her head on a multicoloured blanket

Join us for a drop-in textile arts workshop brought to the Museum by Vanessa Coplan, an Ottawa-based fibre and mixed media artist with a background in collaborative community arts. As a participant, and will weave, tie, pull, wrap, knit and sew textiles to create a 14-foot canoe over the course of the next month, culminating in a temporary exhibit in the Museum. Coplan has used the wire and textile sculpture techniques in other community projects - but this is the…

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Textile Canoe: A Participatory Art Project with Vanessa Coplan

September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until September 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 29, 2019

One event on October 6, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on October 5, 2019 at 10:30 am

Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
Vaness Coplan laying her head on a multicoloured blanket

Join us for a drop-in textile arts workshop brought to the Museum by Vanessa Coplan, an Ottawa-based fibre and mixed media artist with a background in collaborative community arts. As a participant, and will weave, tie, pull, wrap, knit and sew textiles to create a 14-foot canoe over the course of the next month, culminating in a temporary exhibit in the Museum. Coplan has used the wire and textile sculpture techniques in other community projects - but this is the…

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In the future, visitors will explore the canoe’s leading role in Canada’s past, present and future alongside the world’s highest hydraulic lift lock on one of the country’s most celebrated waterways.