UAS Sitka assistant Art professor Liz Zacher and adjunct instructor Mark Sixbey discuss two NW Coast Art classes this summer: the first, with Ketchikan weaver Dolores Churchill runs M-F 6-9 PM June 20 – Jul 2; the second, with Sixbey runs July 11 – 27. Register online here.
Northwest Coast Basketry with Delores Churchill
This class will be taking place 6/20-7/2 Mon-Fri 6-9 pm and Saturday 9am-3pm
An introduction to basket weaving practiced by coastal Indians of Alaska. Projects will include twined or plaited weaving in spruce roots or cedar bark to produce a basket or plaited hat, with particular attention to traditional standards of design. Continued study of basket weaving, with emphasis on false embroidery, more complex weaving techniques and mastery of endings. There will be projects for beginner to advanced level students.
Beginning Northwest Coast Design with Mark Sixbey
This class will be taking place 7/11-7/27. Monday’s and Wednesday’s 6-9 pm
This course involves the study of the basic elements of traditional Northwest Coast Design. Includes the use of ovoids, u-shapes, and form lines to develop traditional as well as contemporary designs. Methods for transferring designs to other media, such as wood, cloth or canvas will be demonstrated as well.