Native Artists United (NAU) and the Sacred Pipe Resource Center are providing a series of American Indian Art classes, with support from First Nations Development Institute. Classes will be led by local expert Native artist members of NAU.
Classes are open to youth and adults ages 12 and up. Click on the class that interests you below for details.
January: Amulets (Cekpas) for Newborn Babies. Whether it is for you, as a new mom yourself, or a gift for that special expecting someone in your life, this class will help you create an amulet for keeping baby’s umbilical cord safe. The session will be led by Emma Goodhouse-Doll, who will also provide information about the practice and meaning.
February: Beaded Pop Sockets. Bling up your essential social media device with a beaded pop socket! NAU artist Taylor Wilkinson will show you how to make a medallion for your phone.
March: Shawls and/or Ribbon Skirts. Get ready to swish those fringes and ribbons—your choice—during the up-coming pow-wow season. This session will help you make a personalized shawl or ribbon skirt, led by NAU artists Willow Doll and Kelsey Tortalita.
April: Beaded Graduation Caps and/or Feathers. This class will help you bead a graduation cap and/or a feather to honor your graduate this graduation season. This sometimes tricky process will be led by artist Holly Doll.
July: Painted Rawhide Earrings. NAU Vice President Shawna Fricke will be teaching techniques and tips to make beautiful painted rawhide earrings in this two-hour class.
Check the calendar for the full schedule.