Working Together as One

Students take away a better understanding of cedar and its place in the natural world through hands on learning. They will take home a physical carving of their own to remember what they have learned.

This program meets a range of BC Curriculum Learning Outcomes as well as First Peoples Principles of Learning.

Our cedar is responsibly and respectfully harvested from sustainable sources.


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Workshop Series Overview

In this workshop series designed for Grades 8-12, we focus on slowing down and changing our understanding of the world around us. Teachings on cedar and stories are shared, focusing on ancestral teachings of working with cedar.

Students will work together to learn basic carving methods, use Coast Salish carving tools, identify Coast Salish artistic elements, and complete a piece of their own. The teachings, the love and the stories that they hear and feel that day will be imbued into the cedar and will be brought into the home.

This work can be done on the Land, in circle either at the school or in the forest. It can also be done in the classroom if needed. These workshops are best done as a series of at least 4 to allow students enough time to carve, sand, and paint their own project to take home.


Workshop Series Guidance

Cost: Cedar carving workshop series: $650 per workshop.

Eligibility: Designed for grades 8 – 12.

Capacity: Note that we can serve up to 30 students per workshop.

Length: 1.5 – 3 hours per workshop (please specify your preference in the booking form), and includes 4 workshops in the series, unless requested otherwise.

Dates: Please choose up to 6 potential dates for your workshop series, in case one or more dates are not available.

Booking: To book a Naut’sa mawt carving workshop series for for your class please, fill out the form below.

Huy ch q’a! (Thank you!)


Book a Naut’sa mawt Carving Workshop Series for Your Students

Thank you for your interest in the Naut’sa mawt Carving Workshop Series. Please complete the booking request form below. Once submitted, we will review and get in touch with you to confirm details and scheduling.

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We understand that sometimes cancelling or rescheduling workshops is unavoidable. Cedar projects take time, energy, and money to prepare in advance, and are based on the number of participants registered. Please give us at least 7 days notice if you need to reschedule. Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • Full (100%) refund given 7 days or more notice, ahead of the booked date.
  • Half (50%) refund given 2 – 6 days notice, ahead of the booked date.
  • No (0%) refund within 48 hours of the booked date.
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