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September 2018

Artist Forum and Lunch – Thursday, September 6th, 2018

September 6 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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Free

Artist Forum and Lunch Participating artists are invited to the Artist Forum and Lunch before the festival is opened to the public. The Tips and Tricks Session will introduce our guest artists to the group with an opportunity to learn more about their individual approaches to carving. The Festival Overview Session provides detailed information on the ways artists can make the most out of this year’s festival. 10am - Artist Registration - coffee served 11am - Artist Welcome with Hjalmer…

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Grant Writing Workshop with First Peoples’ Cultural Council – Friday, September 7th, 2018

September 7 @ 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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Free

Grant Writing Workshop 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. Angela Marston is a Coast Salish artist from STZ’UMINUS on Vancouver Island BC. Angela grew up immersed in art as her mother Jane Marston, father David Marston and Master Carver Simon Charlie are mentors she has spent many years learning from. Finding inspiration through honouring her ancestors…

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Nuu-chah-nulth Language Blocks Workshop – Friday, September 7th, 2018

September 7 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$60

Nuu-chah-nulth Language Blocks Workshop Participants will create a set of language blocks using the phonetics for the Nuu-chah-nulth language. Local Nuu-chah-nulth language apprentice and revitalization enthusiast Timmy Masso will demonstrate how the blocks can be used for solo study or group exercises. Each participant will leave with their own set of up to 16 blocks that they can use later to create and practice Nuu-chah-nulth words. Workshop is designed for age 6 and up. Participants under the age of 12…

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“Fish and Berries” Nuu-chah-nulth Language Nest Demo – Friday, September 7th, 2018

September 7 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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Free

“Fish and Berries” Nuu-chah-nulth Language Nest Demo Take half an hour to feel what it is like to be immersed in the language of this land, the language of our host community of Tla-o-qui-aht. Join us for a demonstration of a Language Nest, an immersion space where fluent speakers create the environment for children and learners to “absorb” the sounds of our language as opposed to “learning” the sounds. Many involved in language revitalization believe that the Language Nest provides…

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Platter Making: Beginner Carving Workshop – Saturday, September 8th, 2018

September 8 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on September 8, 2018 at 1:00pm

The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$40

Platter Making: Beginner Carving Workshop Students will be guided through the process of carving an ornamental (and functional!) shallow platter 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 blank of red cedar wood and basic 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.…

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Adze Making: Tool Workshop – Saturday, September 8th, 2018

September 8 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$180

Adze Making: Tool Workshop The elbow adze is a central tool of Northwest Coast Carving. With proper geometry, this tool allows you to quickly remove material, shape out areas, and cut finely to the line. Join tool maker Charles Prince from Kestrel Tool, for a full-day workshop in elbow adze construction. Participants will shape handles from Alder crooks and affix them to adze blades provided by Kestrel Tool. Participants will leave the workshop with a finished elbow adze ready to…

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Transferring Design Workshop – Saturday, September 8th, 2018

September 8 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on September 8, 2018 at 2:00pm

The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$15

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.   INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY Kelli Clifton: was born and raised in Prince Rupert, BC. Her mother is of European ancestry…

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Platter Making: Beginner Carving Workshop – Saturday, September 8th, 2018

September 8 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on September 8, 2018 at 1:00pm

The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$40

Platter Making: Beginner Carving Workshop Students will be guided through the process of carving an ornamental (and functional!) shallow platter 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 blank of red cedar wood and basic 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.…

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Transferring Design Workshop – Saturday, September 8th, 2018

September 8 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on September 8, 2018 at 2:00pm

The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$15

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.   INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY Kelli Clifton: was born and raised in Prince Rupert, BC. Her mother is of European ancestry…

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Crooked Knife Making: Tool Workshop – Sunday, September 9th, 2018

September 9 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$125

Crooked Knife Making: Tool Workshop Students will be guided through the process of making their own crooked (or hook) 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, you will need…

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Printmaking for Families – Sunday, September 9th, 2018

September 9 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$15 – $20

Printmaking for Families 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, no pre-registration required. Cost: 4 x 6 foam block - $5 4 x 6 lino block - $20   INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY Dan Law: is a…

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Tool Sharpening: Demonstration & Tutorials – Sunday, September 9th, 2018

September 9 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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Free – $45

Tool Sharpening: Demonstration & Tutorials 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. Following the demo, there are three 45min tutorial spaces available. Tutorials offer 1 on 1 sharpening sessions with your own tools, available by website registration. Demo: 12pm-1pm (by donation) Session…

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