IAM Collective Spring Workshop Series

Beading Basic 101

with Knowledge Holder Auntie Lorrie of Urban N8tive Cree8tive Designs & guest Facilitators

APRIL 14/2024

11 am to 5 pm


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Edmonton Native Healing Center

11813 123 St NW #101


Whether you have never picked up a seed bead and needle before, or you just need to strengthen your skills this workshop is for YOU!

Come learn about some of the basic tools/supplies needed, basic stitches, bead edging, project planning and much more. Enjoy a homecooked meal together, and a whole lot of Auntie Laughing too.


More about the artist:

Roots : Calgary Alberta

Now: Edmonton

Appreciate, don’t appropriate. To artist Lorrie Lawrence, that’s not just a call to action. It’s a step towards Edmonton becoming a city that’s embraced Reconciliation and is healing with and alongside the Indigenous community. It’s a city she already calls home, as does the Indigenous Artists Market Collective (I.A.M) she co-founded in 2018. Today, Lawrence, who’s affectionately known as “Dirty Auntie,” has taken on the role of Coordinator and helped I.A.M become a collective of more than 160+ First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists/entertainers/knowledge holders and entreprenuers who promote authenticity over appropriation, by providing a place for market-goers to purchase authentic, local, Indigenous art.

I moved here from Calgary as a toddler with my single mom and our trunk in the 70’s. It’s here in Edmonton that I grew up, had my biggest ups, and my hardest downs, but Edmonton has always been my home. I love that Edmonton is a gathering place for Indigenous peoples from all over North America, whether they come for school, work, or whatever—so many have made this their home.


IAM Collective Spring Workshop Series – Beading Basics 101 with Auntie Lorrie of Urban N8tive Cree8tive Designs

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Date and Time:

April 14, 2024 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Event Location:

Edmonton Native Healing Centre
11813 123 St NW #101
Edmonton , Alberta