Make beaded dreamcatchers with Guest Artist Nathalie Waldman!
Nathalie was adopted and raised in Montréal, Québec. As a member of the Dene Nation, located in Canada’s Northwest Territories, she traveled north to learn more about her heritage.
The Dene Nation, also known as the Athabascan Peoples, has existed for 30,000 years, with one language, many dialects and five Aboriginal tribes. Learning from her family, a welcoming community and other local designers, she mastered beadwork, quillwork, sewing with leather and traditional leather tanning techniques. As a First Nations leather craft artist, she incorporates the urban Montreal influences of her youth along with a rich cultural heritage to create exquisite, one-of-a-kind designs and takes pride in the fact that they are also practical and functional. She selects natural hide and leather that exhibits character, and loves that deerskin is “sturdy, easy to clean and only gets better with age.” Inspired by nature and travel, Nathalie is based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she predominantly works alone but also enjoys collaborating with other artists.
~Courtesy of camasdesign.com
**Fine Art Friday Programming is included in Museum Admission**
This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Partially funded by the City of Santa Fe Arts & Culture Department and the 1% Lodgers’ Tax
Partially funded by the County of Santa Fe Lodgers’ Tax