Beads, square of stiffened beading felt, square of soft leather, needles and scissor.

Photo: Alex Antle

Creative Thursdays – Studio sessions at home

Thursday, March 23, 2023
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EDT
This is a virtual event. Zoom

This season’s Creative Thursdays are inspired by works of art in the exhibition Uninvited: Canadian Women Artists in the Modern Moment.

Our online studio sessions feature artists from across the country, working in a range of mediums. In each one-hour Zoom webinar you’ll be introduced to a new work of art from Uninvited, and be guided through a studio lesson by a practicing artist.

These live events will be recorded and posted on the NGC YouTube channel in the weeks following the workshop.

English Session: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (EDT)
Alex Antle
Appliqué Beaded Pin Workshop


French Session: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. (EDT)
Carina Dominique
Perlage – création de médaillon


Technical Support for Creative Thursdays, before and during live online studio classes.


In this workshop, participants will learn a two-needle appliqué beading method as they create a floral pin. Each pin will be backed with leather and completed using a zipper edging technique.

Home Studio Set-Up

Materials Required

  • Two colours of Size 11 seed beads

  • 7.5 x 7.5 cm (3 x 3”) square of stiffened beading felt

  • Beading thread

  • 7.5 x 7.5 cm (3 x 3”) square of soft leather

  • One bar clasp


  • Two Size 11 beading needles

  • Scissors

Artist Biography

A close up photo of Alex Antle with a colourful background

Alex Antle is a L’nu multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk (Bay of Islands, Newfoundland). She practices slow stitching, including beadwork and caribou tufting. Alex’s work explores the relationship between traditions and modern Mi’kmaq people, living culture, and the importance of land and water.


Thursday, March 23, 2023, 6:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
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