Local Artists Offer Stone Carving Workshops

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.”

About the Author

Kristen Berkeley
Kristen is a multimedia journalist, reporter and producer at CKLB. Originally from Toronto, Kristen was interested in Indigenous issues and decided to relocate to Yellowknife to join CKLB. Kristen received her education from York University with degrees in Political Science and Communication. She is also a graduate from the Seneca-at-York Broadcast Journalism program. If you want to get in contact with Kristen, send her an email at Kristen.berkeley@cklbradio.com

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