Four, free craft activities on Broadway. One day only â€“ Saturday, September 26 as part of Culture Days in Saskatoon
Felting is Fun â€“ Grab a cookie cutter, fill it with colourful wool, and punch your frustrations out with the felting needle. You will feel more relaxed and walk away with a handmade brooch or ornament. Heike Fink is the talented artist leading this workshop. 10 am to 5 pm, Handmade House, 710 Broadway Ave, Saskatoon.
Easy Copper Wire Jewellery â€“ Love bling? Using a hammer, anvil and pliers, you can create some simple copper jewellery. Long-time Broadway jeweller Winston Quan is there to demonstrate and encourage participants. 10 am to 5 pm, Handmade House, 710 Broadway Ave, Saskatoon.
Air Dry Clay Creations â€“ No kiln or potterâ€™s wheel is needed to create and decorate these punch pots and slab trays. Take it home, let it dry, and finish it with acrylic paint at your leisure. Potter Nancy Grummett will lead this workshop. 10 am to 5 pm, Clay Studio Three, #3-527 Main St, just off Broadway, Saskatoon.
Collaborative Printmaking â€“ Make your mark on the 62.7 m long collaborative relief print of a wheat field, referencing the 627 km length of the Saskatchewan/USA border, using hand cut stamps of wheat, birds, or animals. Participants will be shown how to use the stamps by artists Monique Martin and Michael Peterson, members of the Saskatchewan Printmakers Association. 1 to 5 pm, Affinity Gallery, main floor of Saskatchewan Craft Council, 813 Broadway Ave, Saskatoon.
While in Affinity Gallery, enjoy the current exhibition Contemporary Jewellery by Melody Armstrong and 66 Physiognomies, a Chinese-style scroll ink drawing that pays tribute to the 20-year history of the City of Saskatoonâ€™s Placemaker Program.
Culture Days is a Pan-Canadian, grassroots movement to raise awareness and celebrate the wealth of cultural activity taking place throughout the country. The movement encourages the cultural community to invite the public to experience free, interactive cultural activities every year during the last weekend of September.