Intercultural Connections and Anti-Racism Engagement (ICARE) is proud to introduce Every Bead Counts with Jesska Surjik. Over the course of two-hours, Jesska will provide beading basics while also sharing with us how creating art has been a form of reclaiming identity.
Meet Jesska Surjik, a passionate Métis artist, devoted mother, and aspiring educator on a mission to infuse the world with kindness and warmth through her art. Currently pursuing studies in Education, Jesska’s journey as an artist has been an exploration of the magic within the world around her.
Driven by a desire to make the world a kinder and more vibrant place, Jesska is not just an artist but a storyteller. Her beadwork reflects the essence of her cultural roots, mirroring the diverse tapestry of life and traditions. Through intricate patterns and vibrant hues, she weaves stories that echo the magic she sees in the world.As an artist and mother, Jesska understands the importance of passing down traditions and knowledge. Eager to share her passion, she is committed to helping others explore the artistry of beading. Whether through workshops, demonstrations, or personal interactions, Jesska is dedicated to fostering a sense of connection and appreciation for the diversity of beadwork.Join Jesska as she blends creativity with cultural heritage, inviting others to discover the beauty that lies within the art of beading. Through her work, she not only creates stunning pieces but also fosters a sense of community and understanding—one bead at a time
Each participant will be provided with the supplies needed for one small beading project. MCoS and ICARE pride themselves on providing equal and accessible programming; if you require a beading substitute for accessibility reasons, please include a note in your registration.
Refreshments and snacks will also be provided by Venue B Coffee Lounge & Events.