Paintstone Colour Stories with Anong Migwans Beam

Beam Paints




FREE per person



About This Experience

Join Anong Migwans Beam for Paintstone Colour Stories, and witness these luscious Canadian-made paints in action.  Learn the history of Beam Paint pigments and get to know their unique properties and personalities.  Paintstones are lightfast pigments blended into tree sap, gum arabic, and Manitoulin honey, then wrapped in handmade paper.  If you love learning about and discovering new pigments to add to your palette,  reserve a seat!


Paintstone Colours: Strawberry, Cherry, Fall Poplar Yellow, Great Ocean, Almost Night, Robins Egg, Limestone White 

St Armand Watercolour Paper

Watercolour Brush 4 Round

About Your Host

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Anong Migwans Beam is an artist, mother, and paintmaker who lives and works in her home community of M'chigeeng First Nation. Raised by artist parents Ann and Carl Beam, she was homeschooled and apprenticed with her father in his studio, learning about ceramics, pigments, clay gathering, painting and photography.

She studied at the School of the Museum Of Fine Arts Boston, Ontario College of Art and Design, and the Institute of American Indian Art.

Anong has been active in Language and community and is the founder of Gimaa Radio 88.9CHYF FM Ojibwe Language Radio station, And also worked as the Executive Director/Curator for the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation from 2016-2018.

In 2018 Anong founded Beam Paints, makers of plastic-free paints and watercolours inspired by her culture and the pigment gathering of her youth. With an Indigenous paint tradition, Beam Paints seeks to celebrate the colours of the wide world and the intimacy of the northern forest. In this fusion, they have created a plastic-free paint that makes you and your paintings feel vibrantly human.

Instagram: @anongmigwansbeam