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Do you like to see artistic transformations? In this workshop, we would start from an object and transform it into something completely different, through a mysterious process! In this workshop, we will focus on the changes in nature but also on the techniques of change between the initial product and the final product. We will play with tie-dye, but also with drawings of plants in multiple states, fabric dyeing, shrinky-dink, and more.

Note that the workshops are in French but are open to children in immersion.

Week 1 – “Resist” drawings with black watercolor and “pencils”, drawing the plant

Week 2 – Fabric dyeing with natural ingredients (for earth day)

Week 3 – Shrinky-dink “sun catchers” for window 1

Week 4 – Shrinky-dink “sun catchers” for window 2

Week 5 – Paper Making 1

Week 6 – Paper Making 2

Week 7 – Tie-dye

Week 8 – Triptych of a dandelion in various media

Week 9 – Shibori (resist dye) fabric

Week 10 – Assembly of the plant design, free time

Materials to bring:
Drawing book

Workshop schedule

  • 10 sessions of 2 hours per week
  • Saturday mornings from 10:00 to 12:00
  • Dates: April 15, 22, 29 & May 6, 13, 20, 27 & June 3, 10, 17, 2023
  • Registration deadline: April 1st, 2023
  • Minimum of 7 students and maximum 13


Centre culturel franco-manitobain
Art Studio – Room 141
(Ground floor on the right after the art gallery)

For the first session, please arrive at the CCFM reception desk at 9:45 am.
The teacher will pick you up.


Ages 6 to 12


150$ per participant (+taxes)

Daniela Smith-Fernandez

Daniela Smith-Fernandez is a Chilean-Canadian artist and writer. She started sewing and making artistic objects when she was little and never stopped doing it. Her works are inspired by traditional crafts around the world and its heritage. Most of her projects are in textiles, but she works in many media. She has received training as a tailor, in cultural anthropology, and is currently studying education at St. Boniface University.