Past Workshops

Watch videos and read about past artist 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. 

Creative Aging Workshop with Marlena Robbins 55+

During this 8-session workshop, students were introduced to the history of painting and bead work in American Indian art. They created a unique mixed media piece that involves painting a design on canvas adding stitched bead work in applique to the canvas with mixed-media artist, Marlena Robbins (Diné). The program concluded with an exhibition celebration for students, family, friends, and community members!

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

Native Artists Resource Group