Turtle Legend Painting Workshop
Join artist James Groening for a fun, inspiring and immersive workshop where you will learn the story of Turtle Island and paint your own masterpiece.
Tickets & Pricing
$40 (Indigenous: $25)
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Turtle Island is the creation story for the lands now known as North and Central America, told by numerous Indigenous First Nations. Inside the studio at Totest Aleng, Indigenous Learning House, Groening will share the story of how Turtle Island came into being and how sharing stories and teachings have inspired his artistic and healing journey.
James will have canvas prepared with a turtle designed in the Woodland Art style. Attendees will bring them to life, painting in the signature bold, bright colours of the style.
Woodland Art is a distinct style of Indigenous art that blends traditional legends & myths with contemporary mediums using expressive line work and bright colours. It explores the relationships between people, animals and plants and is rich with spiritual imagery and symbolism.
About the artist
James Groening, also known as 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 and learning of his heritage, James was inspired to pursue a journey of reclaiming his Indigeneity.
Groening paints in the Woodland Art style with expressive designs & vibrant colours, depicting stories and legends from his rich cultural heritage. Led by artistic intuition and meaningful legends, Groening's artwork documents his journey of healing and growth, as he attempts to revitalize his cultural identity through art making and knowledge sharing.
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