The Power Plant

Power Kids: Bee Balm Bead

Sun Nov 20 2022

3:00 PM

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Power Kids


In this special program, guest artist Cheryl Trudeau will guide families in demonstrating a simple stitch and edge stitch to create beautiful textile and beading pieces of Indigenous flowers. Cher will also share her background in crafting, the arts and the importance of continued traditions for “wholistic” wellness.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn to bead two-needle technique using templates of the endangered Eastern Flowering Dogwood, a native plant species at risk here in Ontario. This simple, yet beautiful flower will be a great introduction for new learners and beginners to the art of beading. Beading and engaging in creative activities are known to be therapeutic. Beading can be a soothing stress reliever, a productive way to pass time, and a way to keep hands busy and minds focused on maintaining the pattern of beadwork.

Cheryl K. Trudeau is an Anishinabe CIS woman registered by Indian Act to Sagamok Anishinawbek First Nation, whose parentage comes from Wikwemikong Unceded First Nation (maternal) and Six Nations of the Grand River Territory (Mohawk- paternal). Cheryl is an Indigenous artist born and raised in Toronto, ON.