MASH Manitoba Museum Workshops

Pre-register with MASH for the following workshops at the Manitoba Museum on April 6, 2016:

Lapidary Workshop for ages 7 – 11 years
Students experience the level of skill required of an Inuit artisan by shaping and polishing their own soapstone pendant to take home. Drawing from traditional and present day objects students learn about the different uses of soapstone in both its practical and symbolic functions, its physical proprieties, and Moh’s hardness scale.

Ancient Civilizations for ages 12 – 18 years
Students answer the question “What is a civilization?” using ten basic characteristics of civilizations as a guide. AncientNorth American civilizations, such as Cahokia, are explored. The characteristics of civilizations are made relevant through their application during a museum scavenger hunt. And a pottery activity where students enjoy creating their own version of a historical Manitoba pot.

The workshops are 90 minutes long, following the workshops we will be free to visit the museum gallery and explore.

We will meet April 6, 2016 at the museum at 12:30 pm. (The workshop is starts at 1 p.m.)

The cost is $4.75 per person (including GST) Prepayment is required.

Space is limited. (maximum of 60 people for the Lapidary Workshop, and a maximum of 30 people for the Ancient Civilizations)

For more information, or to book yours spots, contact Vicki at victoriabuechler@gmail.com

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