Masters of cultural, heritage and legend meet the masters of digital technology

Introduction To Master Carving Workshop

Campbell River, British Columbia

Limited Seating – Register September 2011!

Introduction to West Coast Carving

Release your senses, clear your mind, unblock your creativity and get back to the basics of art in a traditional west coast style.  Receive an introduction to the art of carving, use of tools, design and wood, while contributing to a range of carvings.  Experience all this and more in a weekend workshop with internationally renowned First Nations Master Carver. We challenge you to enhance your creativity by participating in this unique workshop where the masters of cultural, heritage and legend meet the masters of digital technology.

Dates: October 15 – 16, 2011  (Saturday 9am-12:30; Sunday 9am – 12:30)

Location: Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre ; Quadra Island – Quathiaski Cove, BC

Tuition Fee: $195.00

Master Carver – MAX CHICKITE  (See-Wees-Great Paddler)

Max Chickite is a Lekwiltok First Nations’ artist, born in 1958 and raised in the Cape Mudge village, the great grandson of the late Chief Johnny Chickite.   Max began drawing, painting and carving at age eleven.  His early studies of his First Nations’ Kwagulth heritage is reflected in both his paintings and carvings.  In 1997 Max’s career as a carver went in a whole new direction for him.  He was recognized for his skills in carving and was hired by Walt Disney to be a sculptor for the movie, ‘Eaters of the Dead’.  In 1997 Max was very honored to be nominated ‘Citizen of the Year’ in Campbell River.

Join Master Carve, Max Chickite who will share his insight and guidance as he introduces you to the art of carving.  Max of the Cape Mudge, We Wai Kai Nation, has developed his technique and knowledge, over years of practice and insight from Elders.  Max was instrumental in establishing the annual Chainsaw Carving Competition based out of Campbell River, which has been sustained for over 15   years.  In addition to his work with Walt Disney,  Max has taken his talent to the film industry and has offered his exceptional artistic ability to the design and construction of film sets for over 78 productions; Scarlett Letter, 13th Warrior, Reindeer Games, Pledge, Battlestar Galactica, iRobot, to name a few.


Register for the workshop by Calling North Island College at 250.923. 9750

Course Code: GENI 1260

Workshop Tuition Fee: $195.00

Sponsored By: Campbell River Creative Industries Council and North Island College


For Accommodations Consider the Following Specialized Packages:

Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge Quadra Island Accommodations Resort & Conference Center Facility Vancouver Island BC

Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge

Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge offers privacy and seclusion within a 1100 acre forest located on Quadra Island, only a 10 minute ferry ride from downtown Campbell River.   The lodge features Pacific Coast Kwagiulth architecture as well as traditional and contemporary native art.

Reservation Number: 1.800.665.7745

Room Rate:

2 day package which includes Breakfast / light lunch / dinner

Single occupancy $97.95 per person per night

Double occupancy 69.95 per person per night


Tourism Highlights: Welcome to Campbell River SIGGRAPH

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *