Dec 27th – Jan 5th, 2020
The Canadian Canoe Museum inspires connection, curiosity and new understanding.
Join Sandra D Moore as we create beautiful flowers using caribou hair on velvet. Participants will enjoy a day completing a 6" x 6" piece that can be put into a shadowbox frame (not included). All supplies including more than 10 colours of caribou hair will be provided. This art form, found more readily in the north, is at risk of being lost if not shared.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Combining art with practicality, enjoy a day with Sandra D Moore while she teaches you the techniques of Porcupine Quill art. In this class you will make your own key chain. Sandra will share her knowledge of harvesting quills, harvesting birch bark, as well as dyeing and storing quills and much more. All supplies and tools are provided. This ancient Anishnaabe art form is at risk of being lost if not shared.Find out more »
Join us for a hands-on class to learn both the basics of woodburning and making a coiled basket.
First, we'll discuss some of the materials and techniques used in making coiled baskets. Then, you'll learn the basics of woodburning (also known as pyrography) that will help you create a lovely insert for your basket on a basswood plaque. You'll be able to choose from a wide variety of simple designs featuring nature and wildlife. Next, we'll move on to making the coiled basket using fibre rush, twine, and a large darning needle. Coiling involves spiraling a coil outward and upward, stitching each new row to the previous one. After learning the basic techniques, you can personalize your project by choosing your own basket shape and even embellishing your project with beads or coloured string.Find out more »
Create your very own pair of hand-crafted, traditional winter moccasins in this fun and inspiring two-day workshop!
This class includes all of the materials required to complete and personalize your own pair of beautiful and functional, knee-high winter moccasins. Spend a fun and informative weekend learning from the best in the business, ending with a pair of hand-made moccasins.
No experience is necessary, and this workshop always sells out quickly. Don't miss out on one of the Canoe Museum's most popular courses!
Create your very own pair of hand-woven snowshoes in this popular two day workshop.
This workshop begins with a large selection of the best frames on the market (high quality white ash) and incredibly durable and functional 400 pound test fishing line (monoline) from Vancouver Island.
Your instructors for this course are Kielyn and Dave Marrone, husband and wife team and owners of the Sudbury-based company Lure of the North.Find out more »
Create your own anorak out of 100% cotton, tightly woven, waterproof fabric to wick moisture away and keep you warm all winter. The anoraks are designed to cover your thighs and to accommodate many layers underneath. Complete the anorak with a hood with an (optional) coyote fur ruff to trap warm air inside the hood that creates a micro-climate in front of your face. Create a beautiful, durable and windproof outer layer- no sewing experience is required and all necessary materials are provided!Find out more »
MUSEUM on the move
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.