Carry on the Tradition: Native American Weaving Workshops @ Kimball Art Center (April 21)

Carry on the Tradition: Native American Weaving 
Stephanie Wood is a member of The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and is committed to continuing and preserving on the traditions of her Elders. Family baskets and weaving traditions have been passed down through seven generations and are still continued today through teachings and basket making. It is important to preserve her family's native history; and as a young Native American tribal member, it is part of her responsibility to help educate and document cultural heritage and traditions. 
 
Above: Great Great Great Grandma Martha Jane Sands + family.
Stephanie Wood Workshops

Kalapuya Cedar Weaving For Kids
Friday, April 21st
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. with Stephanie Wood

 

Kids spend the afternoon with visiting artist Stephanie Wood as she teaches students about Native American culture and her family background in basket and mat weaving. Students will learn how to process cedar, and prepare it for weaving. Then, students will learn about Northwest Coastal Native American animals and paint their favorite animal on their weaving. Kids will have a completed cedar wall hanging by the end of the class to take home! This class is for kids ages 6-10.

Registration deadline: Wednesday, April 19

 

Western Red Cedar Basket And Coastal Sweetgrass Sedge Basket Weaving for Adults
Saturday, Sunday, April 22nd & 23rd
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. with Stephanie Wood

 

In this workshop, students will learn how to process Western Red Cedar bark and Coastal Sedge. Students will prepare raw cedar bark for weaving and have a completed basket by the end of the class to take home. Each student will learn how to traditionally process (splitting and thinning to size) the bark and will learn different weaving techniques-plaiting, twining, triple-strand twining and a Salish rim. This class is for adults ages 17+.

Registration deadline: Thursday, April 20

Kalapuya Cattail Mat Weaving Workshop for Families
Saturday, April 22nd
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. with Stephanie Wood

 

Students will learn how to process tule, prepare it for weaving and have a completed mat by the end of the class to take home. Each student will learn different weaving techniques-plaiting, twining, triple-strand twining and a traditional rim. Adults will help their children make a traditional Willamette Valley Indian mat. One mat per child, and one mat per adult.  All ages welcome, adults and kids register together!

Registration deadline: Thursday, April 20

 

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