• Session: Dec 3rd (Sun)
  • Age/Time:
  • 6-9 yrs (10-11:30am)
  • 8-12 yrs (12-1:30pm)
  • 12-15 yrs (2-3:30pm)
  • Workshop: $32
  • Instructor: Laura Evans
  • Supplies: All supplies included

Under the guidance of an instructor, artists will use basic cutting and stitching techniques to create their very own stuffie or plush toy! Patterns and references will be provided for all participants, with the opportunity for advanced students to make their own design. Open for all experience levels. Please note: This project involves the use of sewing needles, please ensure that your participant can use the equipment safely.

Originally from Ontario, Laura Evans moved to Vancouver Island in late 2020. She has BA in Indigenous Studies from Trent University, and is self-taught in her art practice, using curiosity as a compass to navigate and motivate learning. Laura is passionate about creativity beyond the boundaries of medium, style and genre. With years of varied experience with art instruction and studio management, Laura is excited to delve into and create with the vibrant community of MAOA.

While versed in a variety of visual mediums, Laura’s favourite medium for her own work is usually pen and ink. She is a seeker of patterns and designs, and loves to use her artwork to explore storytelling, self-expression, mental-health, the environment, and more. Laura has a special interest in making art out of scrap or leftover materials which would otherwise be destined for landfills. She has a golden retriever named Watson, who is equal parts cuddle and trouble.