The Carving on the Edge Festival celebrates traditional and contemporary carving arts with something for everyone from lovers of arts & culture to carvers of all skill levels. This year’s festival features exhibits, forums, evening programs, workshops, demonstrations, cultural presentations and canoe tours. Come and experience the power of west coast carving at the Edge Art Show, a community exhibit that launches with the Carving on the Edge Festival and is hosted by the carvers on-site in the Open Carving Area. September 6th-9th, 2018

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September 2016

Woodblock Printmaking Workshop – Friday September 16, 2016 – Morning

September 16, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$30

These workshops are designed for participants that have some experience with relief print-making (lino or wood). Participants will have the opportunity to carve their own designs on locally salvaged yellow cedar wood blocks (5x8) using high quality woodcutting tools. They will use these to create a small run of prints using the artist's custom made 24" intaglio press with archival paper and inks. Space for 10 participants. Hosted by Dan Law. Applications for some bursaries available, contact us to learn more. About…

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Paddle a Dugout Canoe to the Old-Growth Rainforest – Friday September 16, 2016

September 16, 2016 @ 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$89

Join local ecologist Dan Harrison and Tla-o-qui-aht canoe guide Marika Swan for a uniquely integrated traditional paddle and guided walk through the old-growth forest on Wanachis-Hilth-huu-is (aka Meares Island). This tour will include both scientific and cultural perspectives on our coastal rainforests and the stories of the land and trees that are central to carving culture on the West Coast. You will learn about the natural history of coastal rainforests, including the evolution and development of these rare ecosystems. You…

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Tool Sharpening Demonstration – Friday September 16, 2016

September 16, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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by donation

During lunchtime Norwegian carver Christen Dokk Smith will be demonstrating an array of sharpening techniques for wood carvers. Donations welcomed. Artist Bio Christen Dokk Smith was born in Norway and grew up on the countryside outside of the city. After a long career in sports and military, Christen was introduced to Bjarte Aarseth, a master woodcarver at the Vikingship museum in Oslo. Bjarte accepted him as his apprentice and trained Christen in classical Viking, Medieval, Baroque, Rococco carving. Christen moved…

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Introduction to Relief Carving – Friday September 16, 2016 – Afternoon

September 16, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$55

This workshop is designed for beginner carvers and will cover an understanding of wood grain, alignment and west coast wood species. There will be instruction on the safe use, care of, and basic sharpening of hand carving tools. Participants will learn the basic elements of carving design and will complete their own 12-14" circle of clear yellow cedar. Workshop cost includes carving grade prepared round of wood and use of professional quality tools. Please bring your own tools if you…

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Woodblock Printmaking Workshop – Friday September 16, 2016 – Afternoon

September 16, 2016 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$30

These workshops are designed for participants that have some experience with relief print-making (lino or wood). Participants will have the opportunity to carve their own designs on locally salvaged yellow cedar wood blocks (5x8) using high quality woodcutting tools. They will use these to create a small run of prints using the artist's custom made 24" intaglio press with archival paper and inks. Space for 10 participants. Hosted by Dan Law. Applications for some bursaries available, contact us to learn more. About…

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“The Land is Our Teacher”, Evening Presentation Friday September 16, 2016

September 16, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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Free

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Gisele Maria Martin, Tla-o-qui-aht Language Apprentice with Special Guests Tla-o-qui-aht people and the life force of this land are one. Our Nuu-chah-nulth language reflects our identity and place. The words we speak carve a life of connection, or cut us into colonial wilderness. Explore the carving of this home with us. Introduction by Tla-o-qui-aht Elder, Levi Martin. Levi will be sharing the spiritual teachings of the Tla-o-qui-aht carver's relationship to the trees in the ancient forest. BIO Gisele…

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Bentwood Box Workshop – Saturday September 17, 2016

September 17, 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$250

Tla-o-qui-aht master canoe carver Joe Martin will introduce the traditional teachings and uses of the Huupukwanum, or the Nuu-chah-nulth bentwood box. The Huupukwanum has many utilitarian purposes for the Nuu-chah-nulth people but also carries a strong symbology around the teachings, rights, dances and songs held by the chiefs.  Participants will have the opportunity to steam and fasten their own 8 x 11 inch box using cedar. This is a full day workshop and will take place on the Shore Pier outside under the…

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Introduction to Relief Carving – Saturday September 17, 2016 – Morning

September 17, 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$55

This workshop is designed for beginner carvers and will cover an understanding of wood grain, alignment and west coast wood species. There will be instruction on the safe use, care of, and basic sharpening of hand carving tools. Participants will learn the basic elements of carving design and will complete their own 12-14" circle of clear yellow cedar.Workshop cost includes carving grade prepared round of wood and use of professional quality tools. Please bring your own tools if you have…

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Printmaking for Families – Saturday September 17, 2016

September 17, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$5

Drop in printmaking for youth and families. This workshop is designed for beginners. Participants will have the opportunity to design a 4 x 6 foam block which they will use to create a small run of prints using the artist's custom made 24" intaglio press. There is an option to upgrade from foam to lino blocks for an extra $5. Family rates available.

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Paddle a Dugout Canoe to the Old-Growth Rainforest – Saturday September 17, 2016

September 17, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$89

Join local ecologist Dan Harrison and Tla-o-qui-aht canoe guide Marika Swan for a uniquely integrated traditional paddle and guided walk through the old-growth forest on Wanachis-Hilth-huu-is (aka Meares Island). This tour will include both scientific and cultural perspectives on our coastal rainforests and the stories of the land and trees that are central to carving culture on the West Coast. You will learn about the natural history of coastal rainforests, including the evolution and development of these rare ecosystems. You…

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Tool Sharpening Demonstration – Saturday September 17, 2016

September 17, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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by donation

During lunchtime Norwegian carver Christen Dokk Smith will be demonstrating an array of sharpening techniques for wood carvers. Donations welcomed. Artist Bio Christen Dokk Smith was born in Norway and grew up on the countryside outside of the city. After a long career in sports and military, Christen was introduced to Bjarte Aarseth, a master woodcarver at the Vikingship museum in Oslo. Bjarte accepted him as his apprentice and trained Christen in classical Viking, Medieval, Baroque, Rococco carving. Christen moved to…

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Introduction to Relief Carving – Saturday September 17, 2016 – Afternoon

September 17, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$55

This workshop is designed for beginner carvers and will cover an understanding of wood grain, alignment and west coast wood species. There will be instruction on the safe use, care of, and basic sharpening of hand carving tools. Participants will learn the basic elements of carving design and will complete their own 12-14" circle of clear yellow cedar. Workshop cost includes carving grade prepared round of wood and use of professional quality tools. Please bring your own tools if you…

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Mask Making with Tim Paul – Saturday September 17, 2016

September 17, 2016 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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free

Demonstrations on the hand tools and cuts used in Nuu-chah-nulth traditional mask making. Hosted by Tim Paul. BIO Artist Tim Paul was born in 1950 in the isolated village of Esperanza Inlet, north of Tofino on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. He began carving in 1975 under the direction of Ben Andrews and later with John Livingston at the Arts of the Raven studio in Victoria, BC. He accepted the position of Assistant Carver to Richard Hunt at the…

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The Legacy of Hilary Stewart, Saturday September 17, 2016 – 8 pm

September 17, 2016 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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Author Vickie Jensen will present the life work of the late Hilary Stewart, whose work and study of the coastal peoples through thoughtful collaboration with experts and elders (often one and the same), hands-on teaching, artistic exploration, and an ethical approach to living on this planet has left an important legacy in British Columbia. Hilary Stewart was an award-winning author, illustrator and advocate of archaeology and Northwest Coast First Nations cultures. Her publications such as Indian Artifacts of the Northwest Coast (1973),…

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Introduction to Relief Carving – Sunday September 18, 2016 – Morning

September 18, 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$55

This workshop is designed for beginner carvers and will cover an understanding of wood grain, alignment and west coast wood species. There will be instruction on the safe use, care of, and basic sharpening of hand carving tools. Participants will learn the basic elements of carving design and will complete their own 12-14" circle of clear yellow cedar.Workshop cost includes carving grade prepared round of wood and use of professional quality tools. Please bring your own tools if you have…

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Mask Making with Tim Paul – Sunday September 18, 2016

September 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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free

Demonstrations on the hand tools and cuts used in Nuu-chah-nulth traditional mask making. Hosted by Tim Paul. BIO Artist Tim Paul was born in 1950 in the isolated village of Esperanza Inlet, north of Tofino on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. He began carving in 1975 under the direction of Ben Andrews and later with John Livingston at the Arts of the Raven studio in Victoria, BC. He accepted the position of Assistant Carver to Richard Hunt at the…

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Social Media Strategies for Artists – Sunday September 18, 2016

September 18, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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free

How to market your business with Instagram and Facebook Stories. Tip and tricks to increase engagement. hosted by Jennifer Steven Jennifer Steven has over 20 years experience in business and art gallery retail. She is the Gallery Director & CEO of Eagle Aerie Gallery in Tofino, an artist owned gallery by Roy Henry Vickers. She has a Diploma in Public Relations and a Certificate in Social Media. As a entrepreneur, Jennifer has started 3 businesses, including her new gift shop…

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The Gallery Session – Sunday September 18, 2016

September 18, 2016 @ 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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free

This session will provide a brief overview of the function and goals of a successful gallery and how they can benefit the artist. This will include what the gallery can offer artists and what the gallery in turns asks of the artist. The nature of the relationship should strive to be collaborative, productive, honest, and result in artistic and economic success for the artist and gallery. Hosted by Rebecca Blanchard Rebecca Blanchard has worked at the Stonington Gallery for 35 years, with 20…

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Grant writing for Artists – Sunday September 18, 2016

September 18, 2016 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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free

Hosted by the First Peoples’ Cultural Council and BC Arts Council Cathi Charles Wherry, Arts Program Manager at the First Peoples’ Cultural Council, and Monique Lacerte, Community Arts Programs Officer at the BC Arts Council, will partner on the delivery of this grant writing workshop. Get an overview of these two arts funding organizations, and learn the basics of writing a strong application. Ask questions about what grants are available for you and your organization, and learn the best way…

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September 2017

Open Carving Area – September 7th-12th, 2017

September 7 - September 12
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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The Open Carving Area recreates the workshop environment for the carvers. In this relaxed atmosphere you will find a diversity of styles and skill levels, all actively working on their craft. This is a rare opportunity for the public to interact with the artists and for the artists to build relationships with each other. The festival has become known as a very inclusive and generous place for sharing all aspects of the trade. Many artistic collaborations and long term friendships have been…

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Woodblock Printmaking with Dan Law – Thursday, September 7th, 2017 – AM

September 7 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$40

Come practice the art of Woodblock Printmaking with local artist Dan Law. Participants will have the opportunity to carve their own designs on locally salvaged maple blocks (8 x 6) using high quality woodcutting tools. They will use these to create a small run of prints using the artist's custom made 24" intaglio press with archival paper and inks. Space for 10 participants. Register Online Powered by Eventbrite INSTRUCTOR BIO Dan Law is a full time professional artist living and working…

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Crooked Knife Making with Rick Wolcott – Thursday, September 7th, 2017

September 7 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$125

Students will be guided through the process of making their own crooked carving knife. You will be provided with a flat ground 01 tool steel blank and a new file for shaping the blank. A gas torch is used to heat the steel to bend into a crook and to harden the blade. Your finished knife will be fastened to a handle with rivets. This is an all day workshop, please bring your own lunch. Space for 10 participants. Register…

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Woodblock Printmaking with Dan Law – Thursday, September 7th, 2017 – PM

September 7 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$40

Come practice the art of Woodblock Printmaking with local artist Dan Law. Participants will have the opportunity to carve their own designs on locally salvaged maple blocks (8 x 6) using high quality woodcutting tools. They will use these to create a small run of prints using the artist's custom made 24" intaglio press with archival paper and inks. Space for 10 participants. Register Online Powered by Eventbrite INSTRUCTOR BIO Dan Law is a full time professional artist living and working…

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Edge Art Show – Opening Night – Thursday, September 7th, 2017

September 7 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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Free

On Opening Night we launch the annual Edge Art Show and this year's featured new work. Arrive on time to receive a Tla-o-qui-aht Welcome led by local elder and beach-keeper Barney Williams. The Edge Art Show is an eclectic showcase of carved work from all corners of our coastal creative community. Many of our participating artists will be in attendance. We will be Live Printing on-site with new work by Ivy Cargill-Martin, Tania Willard, Marianne Nicholson, and Marika Swan. You will witness the thrill…

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Bentwood Box Workshop with Joe Martin – Friday, September 8th, 2017

September 8 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$200

Tla-o-qui-aht master canoe carver Joe Martin will introduce the traditional teachings and uses of the Huupukwanum, or the Nuu-chah-nulth bentwood box. The Huupukwanum has many utilitarian purposes for the Nuu-chah-nulth people but also carries a strong symbology around the teachings, rights, dances and songs held by the chiefs.  Participants will have the opportunity to steam and fasten their own 8 x 11 inch box using cedar. This is a full day workshop and will take place on the Shore Pier outside under the…

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Edge Art Show – September 8th-12th, 2017

September 8 @ 9:00 AM - September 12 @ 5:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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Come and experience the power of west coast carving at the Edge Art Show, an annual exhibit that launches with the Carving on the Edge Festival. Opening Night: Thursday, September 7th @ 7pm Edge Art Show hours Friday Sept 8th until Tuesday Sept 12th, 9am to 5pm daily. If you are interested in submitting carved pieces to the Edge Art Show, fill out your artist entry form here. Our coastal rainforests have been home to a rich history of cultural carving for thousands of years,…

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Tool Sharpening with Christen Dokk Smith – Friday, September 8th, 2017 – AM

September 8 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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Free - $20

Join us for a live Tool Sharpening Demonstration with local Norwegian carver Christen Dokk Smith. Christen will be demonstrating an array of sharpening techniques for wood carvers aimed to support you in keeping your tools functional, well-maintained, and carving ready. Donations for the demo welcomed. In the second hour limited spaces will be available for 1 on 1 sharpening tutorial with your own tools. Register Online Powered by Eventbrite INSTRUCTOR BIO Born and raised in Norway, Christen Dokk Smith did a…

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Spoon Carving Workshop with Rick Wolcott – Friday, September 8th, 2017

September 8 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$60

Students will be guided through the process of carving an ornamental (and functional!) spoon with the use of hand tools. There will be instruction on wood grain, alignment and essential personal and tool safety. You will be provided with a pre-shaped blank of wood and carving tools for the workshop. From simple to fancy depends on how far you want to take it in this fun and informative introduction to wood carving. Space for 10 participants. Register Online Powered by Eventbrite…

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Tool Sharpening with Christen Dokk Smith – Friday, September 8th, 2017 – PM

September 8 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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Free - $20

Join us for a live Tool Sharpening Demonstration with local Norwegian carver Christen Dokk Smith. Christen will be demonstrating an array of sharpening techniques for wood carvers aimed to support you in keeping your tools functional, well-maintained, and carving ready. Donations for the demo welcomed. In the second hour limited spaces will be available for 1 on 1 sharpening tutorial with your own tools. Register Online Powered by Eventbrite INSTRUCTOR BIO Born and raised in Norway, Christen Dokk Smith did a…

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Skipper Sisters Dugout Canoe Tour – Friday September 8th, 2017

September 8 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$95

Join local Skipper Sisters Gisele and Tsimka Martin on a Tla-o-qui-aht language odyssey in our traditional coastal dugout canoes. While out soaking up the spirit of this place you will learn some of the ancestral language spoken for thousands of years by our local communities. Don't fret if you are a little rusty on your sea-faring skills or local lingo. You will be expertly guided through the basics of properly using your paddle, the magic of "pulling together", and a respectful…

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Coastal Trade Routes – Artist Talks with Marianne Nicholson and Nicholas Galanin – Friday, September 8th, 2017

September 8 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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Free

Our Friday Night program Coastal Trade Routes honours the vast community networks that connect our stories up and down the west coast. Through the refinement and mastery of our dug-out canoes, coastal people's cultivated nation to nation relationships that wove our bloodlines together generation after generation. This evening we welcome two powerhouse artists from the northern coastline to share some insight into their work and world views.   Opening Presentation: Nicholas Galanin (Yeil Ya-Tseen) will be sharing a slideshow of his creative art practice:…

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Viking Carving with Christen Dokk Smith – Saturday, September 9th, 2017

September 9 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$125

Learn to carve in the Viking style with local carver Christen Dokk Smith.  We will be working with low relief viking design in hardwood based on carvings from the Viking era (approximately 850 CE). There will be a strong teaching focus on repetitive details and accurate knife/tool handling.  This workshop is a great opportunity for west coast carvers to explore cultural carving from another region. Suitable for carvers with some low relief carving experience. This is a 7 hour workshop…

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Printmaking for Families with Dan Law – Saturday, September 9th, 2017

September 9 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$5 - $20

Drop in printmaking for youth and families. This workshop is designed for beginners of all ages. Participants will have the opportunity to design and carve a printing block which they will use to create a small run of prints using the artist's custom made 24" intaglio press. This class is drop in all day. 4 x 6 foam block - $15 4 x 6 lino block - $20 4 x 6 maple wood block - $30 INSTRUCTOR BIO Dan Law is a full…

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Bentwood Box Workshop with Joe Martin – Saturday, September 9th, 2017

September 9 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$200

Tla-o-qui-aht master canoe carver Joe Martin will introduce the traditional teachings and uses of the Huupukwanum, or the Nuu-chah-nulth bentwood box. The Huupukwanum has many utilitarian purposes for the Nuu-chah-nulth people but also carries a strong symbology around the teachings, rights, dances and songs held by the chiefs.  Participants will have the opportunity to steam and fasten their own 8 x 11 inch box using cedar. This is a full day workshop and will take place on the Shore Pier outside under the…

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Skipper Sisters Dugout Canoe Tour – Saturday September 9th, 2017

September 9 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$95

Join local Skipper Sisters Gisele and Tsimka Martin on a Tla-o-qui-aht language odyssey in our traditional coastal dugout canoes. While out soaking up the spirit of this place you will learn some of the ancestral language spoken for thousands of years by our local communities. Don't fret if you are a little rusty on your sea-faring skills or local lingo. You will be expertly guided through the basics of properly using your paddle, the magic of "pulling together", and a respectful…

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The Journey of Objects – Artist Roundtable – Saturday, September 9th, 2017

September 9 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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Free

Intro We will begin the evening with an Artist Talk with Melody Charlie, Ahousaht on her Indigenous Resilience photography installation: Through the lens of Melody Charlie, we are invited into the intimate world of close knit communities that are building resiliency through a resurgence of spirituality and traditional practices. Melody's candid shots of the day to day life of coastal Indigenous Peoples, remind us about what connects us all. Artist and Culture Keeper Roundtable Artists and culture keepers will share the…

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Grant writing workshop with First People’s Culture Council – Sunday, September 10th, 2017

September 10 @ 10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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Free

First Peoples' Cultural Council will be offering a free Information Session to learn more about applying for arts grants.  There will also be opportunities to speak to staff one on one. Cathi Charles Wherry is Anishnaabeque, a member of the Rama Mnjikaning First Nation, where her Father was born. Her mother’s ancestors crossed the sea from Britain five generations ago. Since 1979, she has lived in the beautiful homelands of the Lkwungen and WSANEC people on Southern Vancouver Island. She…

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The Royal BC Museum Session – Sunday, September 10th, 2017

September 10 @ 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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The Royal BC Museum is organizing an online exhibition based on the museum's collection of monumental carvings and model totem poles. We will speak about Huu-ay-aht Welcome Figures and Ucluelet House Posts, their relationship to the Maa-nulth Treaty, and their home nations. As our project is in its early stages this presentation will be an excellent opportunity to create conversation about what makes a website valuable for communities outside Victoria. India Young is the project manager for the online exhibition…

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The Field Museum Session – Sunday, September 10th, 2017

September 10 @ 12:00 PM - 12:40 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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Free

Elder Barney Williams will introduce this session with some background on the importance of this collection to the Tla-o-qui-aht community. Jamie Lewis will discuss the documentation on the Nuu-chah-nulth items in the collection at The Field Museum in Chicago, IL. She will be highlighting a collection of items made by Nuu-chah-nulth individuals at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri, as well as a group of seven house posts, collected around the same time, that once stood in the…

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Čaačimʔasa (Chaa-chim-asa) Cultural Presentation – Sunday, September 10th, 2017

September 10 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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Free

Čaačimʔasa (Chaa-chim-asa) with Tim Paul and family "I highly respect what you are doing" Master carver Tim Paul and family will lead a celebration of cultural resiliency with cultural presentations and recognitions.  

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