Published On: March 7, 2023Categories: Events, News, Workshops

Looking for something to do over March Break? The Woodland Cultural Centre has tons of exciting activities and workshops happening all week long! Book your spot now because space is limited. Our museum is open Monday-Friday from 9-4 and Saturdays 10-5, so even if a workshop is sold out, we would love to have you visit!

Beading Workshop

Join us Monday March 13 through Friday March 17 from 10am – 12pm for a guided beading workshop facilitated by Woodland staff. This workshop is in conjunction with our new exhibition, By Design: Fashionable Inspiration.

All workshop creations made by visitors will help create our half of a community shawl in partnership with the Art Gallery of Hamilton. This shawl will come together symbolizing our two communities sharing knowledge, resources and building relationships. Participants will learn basic beading, plant-based fabric dying and traditional ribbon designs.

Explore the history of Indigenous fashion arts and traditional practices in fashion, craft and textile work. This exhibition will celebrate key pieces that created visibility for Indigenous fashion internationally. Experience being involved in a process of design, touching and making with our open studio workspace.


Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) Guided Activities

Join us Monday March 13 through Friday March 17 for guided activities using the Scanning Electron Microscope from 10am – 12pm.

WCC has partnered with McMaster University on a very special project from the Canadian Center for Electron Microscopy to feature a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) in the museum gallery.

In collaboration with the CCEM, we are offering participants the chance to examine sage, cedar, and tobacco samples. A SEM scans a focused beam of electrons over a sample surface to create a magnified image. SEM images can provide insight into the functions and adaptations of the plant.


Public Virtual Tour Screening of Mohawk Institute Residential School Building

Wednesday March 15, 2023 6:00pm – 7:30pm

The Woodland Cultural Centre presents a screening of the Mohawk Institute Residential School. Your donation will help support our education department to create and deliver virtual programming at the Woodland Cultural Centre. We want to continue to deliver the highest quality programs centered on a Hodinohsho:ni worldview, celebrating, and sharing Indigenous cultures, languages, and art.

The virtual tour video was created with local production company Thru the Reddoor, and it follows the guide, Lorrie Gallant, as she gives a tour of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School. During the video Lorrie provides the history of the institution over its 140 year history. Viewers will get to see the different rooms in the school, from the girls’ and boys’ dormitories, the cafeteria, laundry room, and other rooms throughout the building, as well as hear interviews from five Survivors of the Mohawk Institute.


By Design: Fashionable Inspiration

The exhibition, By Design: Fashionable Inspiration, celebrates the distinctive vision by six Indigenous artists and designers that explore the relationships between traditional form and contemporary materials, colonialism and nomenclature; reflective of self, community and environment.

This exhibition is running till April 15, 2023. Our museum is open Monday-Friday 9-4 and Saturdays 10-5.

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