St. Lawrence University

North Country Folk Series

Souvenir Paddle-Painting with John Miller III

Friday, April 24, 2015 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
The TAUNY Center, 53 Main St., Downtown Canton*

Hard to believe the term is almost over but also missing SLU, your friends, and the springtime beauty of the North Country already? Make an old-school souvenir of your year in true 19th-century Adirondack fashion with John Miller III, traditional souvenir paddle-painter. Miller carries on the tradition of late 19th-century souvenir paddle makers of the Thousand Islands region, who painted river scenes on paddles to serve as souvenirs of the Thousand Islands, the Adirondacks, the St. Lawrence River, and other North Country waterways. Working from observations, memories, and/or photos of life at St. Lawrence, visits to the Adirondacks, or whatever else you would like to commemorate, participants will design scenes and paint paddles that they'll be able to take home at the end of the workshop. To learn the techniques, participants will work with acrylics, painting on hand-made 20-inch ash paddles.

*Transportation to The TAUNY Center is available.

Registration for this workshop is open NOW and closes Thursday, April 23rd, at noon.

What to Bring: 

If there is a particular photo you want to work from, bring it along.