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Introduction to Beading with Rhoda Merkel

First Nations Programming

The Artist will demonstrate how to Bead, what tools to use, and various beading techniques. She will provide a brief ‘History of Beading’ in the introduction with a small hands on project so all students can get a feel for this art.

Grade Suitability5-12
Maximum Class SizeClass size
Time Required2-3 classroom hours
Material RequiredSupplied by artist.
Material CostUsually $50-$75
Language of InstructionEnglish
CommunitiesAll
AvailabilitySeptember - June

Rhoda Merkel

Rhoda was born and raised in the Yukon, is a member of the Tahltan Nation and is a passionate First Nation culture promoter, educator and artist. She has a studio in Atlin, B.C., where you can find her sewing, beading, painting, and moose tufting, writing, or preparing for school teaching sessions. Rhoda has been working in Yukon schools for over 10 years and has been teaching for over 30 years. She is available to do small or big projects, in all communities, has worked in every grade level and is Available for Sky is the Limit projects.

Contact the artist

  • 250-651-7668 or 867-335-1761
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