Turtle Legend Painting Workshop

June 01, 2023



Join Kahkewistahaw artist James Groening for an fun, inspiring & immersive hour where you’ll learn the story of Turtle Island & paint your own masterpiece.

Turtle Island is the creation story for the lands now known as North & Central America, told by numerous Indigenous First Nations. James will share the story of how Turtle Island came into being & how sharing stories & teachings has inspired his artistic journey.

Canvases will be prepared with a turtle designed in the Woodlands Art style which you’ll paint & bring to life. Through knowledge sharing & creation, discover the power of story & connection, while painting your own turtle.

All ages & levels welcome! All materials supplied.

Artist/Instructor Bio

James Groening, aka Blue Sky, is a Burnaby-based Cree artist from the Kahkewistahaw First Nation. Adopted by his white grandparents during the Sixties Scoop, Groening was raised disconnected from his Kahkewistahaw roots. After meeting his biological mother & learning of his heritage, James was inspired to pursue a journey of reclaiming his Indigeneity.

Groening paints in the Woodlands Art style with expressive designs & vibrant colours, depicting stories & legends from his rich cultural heritage. Led by artistic intuition & meaningful legends, Groening’s artwork documents his journey of healing & growth, as he attempts to revitalize his cultural identity through art making & knowledge sharing.

Registration Details

Register at https://westvanartscouncil.ca/event-5291875

June 01, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Music Box
1564 Argyle Avenue
west vancouver, british columbia, v7v 1a1