Yellowknife local artists, John Sabourin, Derrald Taylor and Eli Nasogaluak will be offering soap stone carving workshops to the public.
“We will teach them about the types of tools we use. We will show them the animals that we carve and things we see.”
The material they will be using is imported from South America, making it easier to work with, compared to the stones found in Yellowknife.
The carving workshops will be taking place at the Frozen Rock Studio and will allow people to learn about the Indigenous culture and history while getting crafty.
“The time they are sitting in the workshops we will tell them stories about our culture, about the way we used to live and what we used to use” says Darrald Taylor.”