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Vests with Rhoda Merkel

First Nations Programming

Using fabric, duct tape or paper – students will learn how to measure out a vest for their body size, how to cut it out and they will be able to choose the image they would like to have on it. The artist will provide instructions as to how to choose a design, the steps to assemble the vest, and how to sew it together.

Grade Suitability4-12
Maximum Class SizeClass size (additional assistance may be required)
Time Required6-8 hours
Material RequiredFabric, duct tape or paper
Material CostDepends on supply choices - from $25 to $150
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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