Community Cultural Classes
The goal of Community Cultural Classes is to create teaching and learning opportunities in Alaska Native cultural arts in underserved communities through out Alaska. Classes will be determined by the needs and desires of each individual community. Are you a student hoping to learn cultural arts? Are you an artist wanting to teach your craft? Connect with us to see how you can be a part of Community Cultural Arts. This program is a partnership between Shee Atiká, Sitka History Museum, and the Sitka Fine Arts Camp.
Skin Sewing Class (In Yakutat)
Location: YTT Offices Learning Center (lower level of elementary school)
Teacher Name: Jennie Wheeler
Date/Time: January 9-11 and 16-18, 2020 6:00- 8:30 PM on weekdays and 10-2 Saturdays
Capacity: Class size limited to 12 students
Learn how to sew a pair of moccasins or boots. Participants will be sewing in leathers, hides and furs to create a traditional pair of moccasins or boots. Participants will sew liners in flannel or fleece. If you participated in the Beading class, bring your beaded tops to finish your moccasins. Open to students age 16 and up.
This free class is provided by Yakutat Tlingit Tribe and the Sitka Fine Arts Camp.
This program is a partnership between Shee Atiká, Yakutat Tlingit Tribe, Sitka History Museum, The CIRI Foundation, Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Sitka Fine Arts Camp.
Bentwood Box Class (In Metlakatla)
Location: Annette Island School District
Teacher Name: William "Joey" Bolton
Tuesday 1/21 & Thursday 1/23 (5:30-8pm)
Saturday 1/25 (10am-3pm with a break for lunch break)
Tuesday 1/28 & Thursday 1/30 (5:30-8pm)
Saturday 2/1 (10am-2pm) + 2pm Artshare (showing off the Bentwood Boxes!)
Students will learn how to make a traditional bentwood box out of red cedar that will be made without glue or nails only traditional pegs and skill. Boxes are eight inches with lids. Materials and tools will be provided. If students have their own carving tools, they are welcome to bring them.
This program is a partnership between Shee Atiká, Sitka History Museum, The CIRI Foundation, Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Sitka Fine Arts Camp.
Contact Mary Goddard if you want to see a class in your community.