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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Learn Illustration Methodology with Haida Artist: Shoshannah Greene

Digital & new media Drawing Indigenous Painting
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Skwachàys Lodge

Vancouver, BC



Offered in English.

Limited to 14 participants


Learn illustration and animation methodology with Haida artist, Shoshannah Greene. This workshop provides an intro to concept sketches, character design, gesture drawing, and world-building that can be applied to basic illustration and animation. All supplies provided. Feel free to bring your own sketchbook!

About the Artist: Shoshannah Greene was born and raised on Haida Gwaii, on the traditional territory of her paternal ancestors. She was adopted into the Cumshewa Eagle Clan and given the Haida name SGid Gang.Xaal, meaning wild rose. She graduated from Emily Carr University in 2015. Connecting the physical experience of the natural surroundings with Haida Supernaturals, her work seeks to establish a perspective on the juxtaposition of the natural world with Haida cosmologies. From what she sees around her, plants and animals, she draws a connection to what she feels and believes: everything has power and flowing energies. Having studied animation, she is now using computer software to extend the ideas of supernaturals inhabiting the natural world with movement and character traits. This allows her to explore movement within natural cycles; her work concentrates on using light as a structural element in both animation and watercolor painting she is inviting viewers of my work to view natural elements as more than just representation, and to allow for the possibility of a deeper connection to their surroundings nourishing mind, body and spirit.

Please register by emailing [email protected] | Max. 15 participants.



Skwachàys Lodge

The Artists in Residence opportunity at Skwachàys Lodge is a unique and life-changing housing program for practicing Indigenous artists. This includes subsidized housing in clean, unfurnished bachelor suites, 24/7 access to shared artist workshop, and access to programming opportunities for personal and professional development that help artists develop their craft and move into the next phase of their careers. Skwachàys Lodge is an extraordinary boutique hotel and Canada’s first Indigenous arts hotel. Located in the heart of Vancouver’s historic downtown, this stunning addition to the local urban landscape offers guests an authentic Indigenous experience while providing the highest quality personalized service.




This event is part of a hub:

Skwachàys Lodge Indigneous Artists Hub

Skwachàys Lodge Vancouver, BC

For 2019, we are showcasing the talents of our Indigenous artists with events that include an evening of Indigenous cinema (Fri. Sept. 27), artist workshops Saturday and Sunday morning, along with open studio visits and artist talks. We are...