2019 Workshops

Cedar Rose Weaving
Saturday 2-5pm $10 Register at the gate!
Lantern Making Saturday 11am-1pm $10 Sold out
Giant Bubble Making
Saturday 4-6pm Free
Hoop Dance Playshop
Saturday 1-2pm Free
Kids Tent
Saturday 2-8pm Free
Medicinal Plants: Tour of Tinkerers Gardens
Sunday 10:30am-12:30pm Free

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Cedar Rose Weaving: Remaining tickets will be available at the festival gate
Saturday June 22, 2-5pm | $10, register at the gate

Artisans, cousins and Elders SELILIYE Belinda Claxton of Tsawout and COSINIYE Linda Elliott of Tsartlip will be at Campbell Bay Music Festival on Saturday June 22 to teach the Indigenous art of cedar bark weaving. Raised in the traditions and culture of the W̱SÁNEĆ people on whose territory the Festival takes place, SELILIYE and COSINYE will be set up near the Market Stage on Saturday afternoon offering workshops to teach you how to make cedar bark roses. Spend time with these knowledgeable Elders to learn how the cedar bark is collected and treated to make it pliable for weaving; learn a little about W̱SÁNEĆ culture, traditions, stories and language (SENĆOŦEN). Perhaps learn a few SENĆOŦEN words while making one or a dozen cedar roses! Sign up at the gate!


Lantern Making: Sold out
Saturday June 22, 11am-1pm | $10, register in advance

Ben & Erin are multimedia artists with a history of showcasing their light installations in the lower mainland, including numerous lit labyrinths and large-scale handbuilt lanterns that activate space at night. Ben is a sculptor, photographer and musician. He has been working with festivals in Vancouver for over a decade, creating larger than life wireframe lanterns and installations. In addition to her work with Ben, Erin maintains her practice in painting, ceramics, natural dye and printmaking. She holds a BFA from Emily Carr University. In this workshop, you'll get to experiment with simple techniques and materials to create lantern shapes of your own. We'll also demonstrate some of the processes that we use to build large, complex wireframe shapes with advanced papering. You'll walk away with a lantern of your own to light up your festival experience, as well as a basis in different techniques you can employ to develop other works.


Giant Bubble Making
Saturday June 22, 4-6pm

Bubble making for all ages! Participants young and old will learn: bubble wand making, decorating and constructing. All the bubble solution provided and made beforehand!


Hoop Dance Playshop
Saturday June 22, 1-2pm

Calling all dancers, movers and anyone wanting to self-express through creative movement! Come play with us and learn new tricks and moves while exploring dance with the hula hoop! This playshop is open to all levels and hula hoops are provided.


Kids Tent
Saturday June 22, 2-8pm

Running all Saturday afternoon, the kids tent is a great place for the young and the young at art. Coordinated crafts and much more!


Tour of Tinkerers Gardens Free, register on Saturday at Farmer’s Market
Sunday June 23, 10:30am-12:30pm

The Garden Tour / Workshop with the Tinkerers will focus on growing medicinal plants. Explore the wisdom of plants! Bring your curiosity and willingness to interact with the plants, and with us, to our gardens by the sea. Come to our table at the Farmers Market on Saturday to sign-up for the Garden Tour/Workshop. At the Market we will have our medicinal herb products on display and for sale, as well as our newly published book: The Tinkerers Treats & Remedies. Remedies from medicinal plants are the legacy of ancient cultures and civilizations. Learn about these remedies that work to keep us well and heal us when we’re sick. And learn how to grow medicinal plants and make your own medicine. Meet us in the NW corner of the Ag Hall Grounds & we’ll walk the short distance to our Gardens together.