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Sheldon Jackson Museum Cedar Bark Weaving Class

by LAM Webmaster on 2021-08-03T15:03:00-08:00 in Sheldon Jackson Museum, Events, Museums | Comments

For Immediate Release
August 3, 2021

Artist-in-residence Stacey WilliamsUpcoming Sheldon Jackson Museum artist-in-residence Stacey Williams (Tlingit) will teach a cedar bark weaving class on August 27-28, August 31, and September 1-4, from 2-4 pm.

Learn the differences between red and yellow cedar bark and how to work with both. Practice weaving fundamentals like basic twining, advanced twining, and plaiting while working on your own project. You will learn about survival techniques used by native tribes of this area, while practicing with rope, wristbands, and coasters.

cedar bark basketThe end result will be a small unique piece, likely a 3-5 inch cedar bark basket similar to the one pictured, and a deeper appreciation for the art of basketry. The class is free, but students need to pay $25 to Stacey Williams to cover the cost of materials. Register by calling (907) 747-8981, or stop by the museum.

The Sheldon Jackson Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday,10 am-4 pm. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for ages 65+, and free for youth 18 and under or for Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum or Alaska State Museum members. The Sheldon Jackson Museum is compliant with state mandates pertaining to Alaska State Libraries, Archives, and Museums. 

Media Contact:

Patience Frederiksen
Director, Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums

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