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Heart on Your Sleeve: Personal Storytelling Through Tattoos

images of Stacey Fayant tattooing, dried flowers, beadwork, doodle

Saturday, Dec. 3
3-5 PM ET

online event; open to mentors and mentees across all programs, and woman-identifying, trans*, and gender expansive members of the public, and program alum

Interested in tattoo culture? Want to learn how to design your own tattoo? This workshop is anchored in Indigenous cultural tattoo practices and will provide participants with an opportunity to find visual means to express their identities and personal stories.

Join Stacey Fayant as she takes us on a journey through the history and current revitalization of Indigenous tattooing, cultural appropriation vs. cultural sharing, and important health and safety concepts related to tattooing. Participants will be introduced to the drawing app Sketchbook and will create their own tattoo design– telling a personal story or history represented by plants or flowers of their choice.

Meet the Teaching Artist

Stacey Fayant

Stacey Fayant

Stacey Fayant is Métis, Nehiyaw and Saulteaux on her father’s side and French on her mother’s side. She is a visual artist from Regina, Saskatchewan. She completed a BFA with a double major in Painting and Printmaking from The University of Regina in 2002 and BA with Honours in Women’s Studies in 2004. Her art practice has always focused on concepts surrounding identity and trauma in relation to colonialism and racism, but also in relation to healing, family, and community. Her art is a means of transferring knowledge of family, history and stories to her daughter, her cousins and her community. She works in many mediums including beading, felting, sewing, painting, printmaking, and Indigenous Cultural Tattooing.

This event is open to:

all mentees, all mentors, program alum, woman-identifying and trans* and gender-expansive members of the public

December 3 3:00 pm 5:00 pm EST

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