Alaska Native Art Classes return to Qutekcak
QNT will be continuing on the success of last year’s Alaska Native Art classes with new classes starting February 27th 2013! The classes will run for 10 weeks and will be open to the public, held every Wednesday at the Qutekcak Native Tribal office at 221 Third Ave. Unlike the previous year, there will now be 3 classes held on Wednesdays in the disciplines of carving, beading, skin sewing, jewelry making and other traditional arts. Our carving instructors from last year will be returning and a new beading instructor will be joining us! They are all professional Alaska Native artists.
Silver Hand designation applications will be available for Alaska Native participants, and Made in Alaska applications for Non Native participants. Appropriate materials will be supplied for all who wish to join (ages 15+). Some of the projects will include wooden bowls/spoon carving, ivory and fossilized ivory jewelry making, beaded bear claw necklaces and beaded bracelets and earrings, dream catchers and skin sewing projects. Additionally there will be a full size dog sled building group project. The class is free but donations are encouraged. Come and support traditional arts in the community!
Wednesday Classes- Schedule beginning February 27th
Wood Carving/Skin Sewing 1:00-3:00pm
Beading/Skin Sewing 4:00-6:00pm
Ivory/Baleen carving 6:00-8:00pm
Contact: Mariah Johnson 224-3118 ext: 5 N2N@qutekcak.org for more information and a description of the projects!