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Workshop: Introduction to Jewelry Making

Instructor: Mathew Nuqingaq (Iqaluit)

Presented as part of the SAW Nordic Lab in partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts, the City of Ottawa's Community Arts + Social Engagement program and the Community Foundation of Ottawa

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 3PM-6PM
Club SAW, 67 Nicholas Street, Ottawa
Free registration

In this workshop, participants will explore the practices and materials of jewelry making and metalsmithing. Participants will be guided through the creation and fabrication process, working in copper and silver to produce their own necklace or earrings. Materials and tools will be provided.

Mathew Nuqingaq is an Iqaluit-based artist who works primarily in jewelry design. Nuqingaq’s talent for working with metal and his desire to represent Inuit culture and traditions through his work result in unique, wearable pieces of art. His designs include Inuit tools and Arctic animals and draw on popular figures from Inuit stories. He is a co-founder of the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association and is currently the President of the Inuit Art Foundation. In 2016, he became a Member of the Order of Canada. Nuqingaq owns and works out of Aayuraa Studio in Iqaluit.

This workshop is presented free-of-charge and is open to all artists and makers. To register, please call (613) 236-6181 or e-mail Rachel Weldon at nordiclab@galeriesawgallery.com. Space is limited to 20 participants.

 

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