Exploring Beam Paints With Anong Migwans

April 28, 2022


When: April 28th at 11:00 am (PST)

Exploring Beam Paints With Anong Migwans

Join Anong Migwans in this playful and informative demo as she shows how to paint a turtle using handmade watercolour paints!  The homemade Beam Paints contain lightfast pigments and are blended into tree sap, gum arabic, and Manitoulin honey, creating a beautiful paint that is a joy to paint with. 


Material List:

Wood Palettes (Maple)

Beam Paint Watercolour Paintstone Colours:
Fall Poplar Yellow, Almost Night, and Spring Green 

St Armand Paper

Watercolour Brush (Size: 4 Round)



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 Artist Bio:

Anong Migwans Beam is an artist, mother, and paint maker who lives and works in her home community of M’chigeeng First Nation. Raised by artist parents Ann and Carl Beam, she was homeschooled and apprenticed with her father in his studio learning about ceramics, pigments, clay gathering, painting and photography.

She studied at the School of the Museum Of Fine Arts Boston, Ontario College of Art and Design, and the Institute of American Indian Art.

Anong has been active in Language and community and is the founder of Gimaa Radio 88.9CHYF FM Ojibwe Language Radio station, And also worked as the Executive Director/Curator for the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation from 2016-2018.

In 2018 Anong founded Beam Paints, makers of plastic-free paints and watercolours inspired by her culture and the pigment gathering of her youth. With an Indigenous paint tradition, Beam Paints seeks to celebrate the colours of the wide world and the intimacy of the northern forest and in this fusion,  they have created a plastic-free paint that makes you and your paintings feel vibrantly human.

April 28, 2022
11:00 am