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Transferring Design Workshop – Saturday, September 8th, 2018
September 8, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
One event on September 8, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Transferring Design Workshop
Using the same method Kelli uses to transfer designs to her wood carvings, this workshop will teach participants how to trace and transfer designs onto canvas, and paint the transferred design. A small salmon egg design will be provided by the artist. All workshop materials will be provided. Children under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult.
Kelli Clifton: was born and raised in Prince Rupert, BC. Her mother is of European ancestry and her father is Gitga’ata from the community of Hartley Bay. A graduate from the University of Victoria (Bachelor of Fine Arts), Clifton later worked as an Aboriginal Youth Intern for both the British Columbia Arts Council and the First Peoples’ Cultural Council. Clifton returned north to attend the Fredia Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art (Terrace, BC) where she learned to carve wood and to further develop her design skills. While in school, Clifton received several awards including the YVR Art Youth Scholarship Award for both years she attended Freda Diesing. Since graduating, Kelli’s career as an artist has continued to thrive, having successfully received grants from First Peoples’ Cultural Council, the British Columbia Arts Council as well as the Canada Council for the Arts. Clifton has always been interested in using her artwork as a form of storytelling, especially in relation to her coastal upbringing and her experiences as a First Nations woman. She now lives in her home community of Prince Rupert where she works for the local school district teaching art and cultural practices to children of all ages.