Programs - Multicultural Activities

Vests with Rhoda Merkel

Using fabric, duct tape or paper – students will learn how to measure out a vest for their body size, how to cut it out and they will be able to choose the image they would like to have on it. 
The artist will provide instructions as to how to choose a design, the steps to assemble the vest, and how to sew it together. 

Grade Suitability:


Maximum Class Size:

Class size (additional assistance may be required)

Time Required:

6-8 hours

Material Required:

Fabric, duct tape or paper

Material Cost:

Depends on supply choices - from $25 to $150

Language of Instruction:





September - June

Rhoda Merkel

Rhoda was born and raised in the Yukon, is a member of the Tahltan Nation and is a passionate First Nation culture promoter, educator and artist.  She has a studio in Atlin, B.C., where you can find her sewing, beading, painting, and moose tufting, writing, or preparing for school teaching sessions.  Rhoda has been working in Yukon schools for over 10 years and has been teaching for over 30 years.  She is available to do small or big projects, in all communities, has worked in every grade level and is Available for Sky is the Limit projects.

Contact: 250-651-7668 or 867-335-1761


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