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Bead Painting with Rhoda Merkel

Rhoda Merkel • First Nations Programming

Students will learn First Nations ways of doing and knowing by painting beadwork. They will compare beadwork patterns, see a beading demonstration, and design their own beadwork pattern they will paint.

Grade Suitability4-12
Maximum Class SizeClass size
Time Required2-3 hrs + 1 hr of prep
Material RequiredSupplied by artist
Material Cost$5 and up (depends on what the class wants to paint)
Language of InstructionEnglish

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 more than 15 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 extented school projects.

Contact the artist

  • 250-651-7668 or 867-335-1761
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