Past Workshops

Watch videos and read about past artist workshops.

Creative Aging Workshop: Navajo Weaving

During this 8-session workshop, students learned about the history of Navajo weaving, how to set up a loom, basic weaving techniques and made their own weaving under the instruction of Navajo weaver, Gerard Begay (Diné).The hybrid course will begin Feb. 14, 2022 and meet for 90 minutes on Mon. and Thurs. in-person at the Heard Museum and through Zoom at 1:30pm, for 8 sessions.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact mmonenerkit@heard.org.

Cahuilla Coiled Basket Medallion Workshop

Utilizing traditional methods, students learned how to create their own Cahuilla-style coiled basket using yucca, juncus and deer grass. During the week, students learned how to prep and weave their own medallion. The Heard Museum Master Artist Workshop series offers artists access to mentorship with a master-level artist, which will be instructed by Cahuilla artist, Roseann Hamilton.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact mmonenerkit@heard.org.

Youth Flute Making Workshop

This workshop was instructed by Diné & Ute artist Aaron White. During the workshop students were given the choice of wood for their flute; cedar or rivercane. The shape and holes of the flute were handled by Aaron, but after that it was left to the students. Students explored the process of sanding, decorating, sealing and song-making throughout the workshop. The class also attended the Musical Instruments Museum to see the wonderful exhibits and to see one of Aaron’s flutes displayed! 

Please contact mmonenerkit@heard.org for more information on upcoming workshops.

Hand Built Ceramics Workshop

The Heard Museum Master Artist Workshop series provides up-and-coming and mid-career artists access to mentorship with master-level artists, Lucille Maho (Hopi) and Delaine Chee (Hopi). The in-person workshop took place over a total of 5 days. Students were able to create their own ceramic medallion, hair barrette, jewelry and/or tile with the assistance of artist teacher and assistant.

Please contact mmonenerkit@heard.org for information on upcoming workshops.

Medallion Beading Workshop

The Heard Museum Master Artist Workshop series provides up-and-coming and mid-career artists access to mentorship with master-level artists. Jordan Poorman Cocker is an Indigenous Artist, Curator, Scholar, and Designer from the Kiowa Tribe & Kingdom of Tonga.
In this workshop students learned to make their own beaded medallion through Kiowa techniques and the history and cultural significance of beadwork. At every stage of creation, students collaborated with their peers from brainstorming design to refining finishing touches.

Please email mmonenerkit@heard.org for more information about upcoming workshops.

Paddle and Anvil Pottery Workshop

The Heard hosted master artist, Ron Carlos (Salt River Pima Maricopa), to demonstrate the paddle and anvil technique. This technique is a distinctive style used by southern Arizona tribes; i.e. Maricopa, Pima, Tohono O’Odham. Students learned the entire pottery making process: from processing raw clay, to paddle and anvil forming, painting, and firing.

Please email mmonenerkit@heard.org for more information on upcoming workshops. 

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