Coast Salish Wool Weaving

Grades 3 and up
30 minutes (90 when booked with a Guided Gallery Experience)
Virtual Field Trip or Museum Field Trip

Availability: Fridays, year-round | Mondays (virtual)

During this workshop students will make a woven bracelet in the Coast Salish style.

As this is a hands-on workshop, supplies will be provided for students and available for teachers to pick up from MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver at 115 West Esplanade in The Shipyards. Appointments are required. Please arrange a time to pick up the supplies when registering for the workshop.

Your students will:

  • Learn Coast Salish teachings around wool weaving.
  • See how weaving is done and try making their own woven bracelet.
  • Find out about the cultural importance of giving and share their work with their community.

Big Ideas:

  • Socials Studies: Indigenous knowledge is passed down through oral history, traditions, and collective memory (Grade 3). Interactions between First Peoples and Europeans lead to conflict and cooperation, which continues to shape Canada’s identity (Grade 4).
  • Art Education: Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Core Competencies: Communicating, critical and reflective thinking, personal awareness and responsibility


Coast Salish programming is generously supported by BMO Financial Group.