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Indigenous Beadwork: Contemporary Designs (Age 12+) 

October 8, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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October 8 & 9 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

This class introduces students to Indigenous beadwork art and its significance and importance. You’ll learn traditional skills incorporated with contemporary designs and create your own unique beadwork art – a pair of earrings or a keychain/short lanyard! Explore traditional and modern beadwork techniques such as lazy stitch, one and two-needle beading, rope stitch, and edging techniques. We’ll use a variety of glass beads, acrylic embellishments, and leather supplies. Let’s become good stewards of the arts together as we explore this culturally-important and beautiful art form! There is a one-hour break for lunch. All supplies included. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door.


Teaching Artists: Pamela Pascali and Wendy Anderson

Wendy Anderson has been a public school teacher in Pocatello, Idaho, for 35 years and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others whether through school or volunteer opportunities. When she’s not teaching or grading papers, Wendy enjoys creating traditional beadwork, ribbon skirts, and quilts. Wendy’s love of beadwork comes from her Ute heritage: her mother is an enrolled member of the White River Northern Ute Tribe.

Pam Pascali was born and raised in Southeastern Idaho and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Anthropology/Archaeology at Idaho State University. Pam’s heritage in the White River Ute tribe is what made her interested in anthropology/archaeology and she is proud of that Indigenous heritage. Pam has explored many different mediums of traditional art and skills through her university studies and she believes in the importance of sharing that knowledge with others. As a graduate student, Pam is focused on stone tool archaeology in the Snake River Plain and the Greater Yellowstone Teton Area. 


ACE Member $70 | Non-member $85
ACE thanks the Herbert A. Templeton Foundation for graciously assisting in the funding for this class, allowing the class price to be reduced to the current total.

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October 8, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Art Center East


Art Center East
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La Grande, OR 97850 United States
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Registration cancellations & transfers must be made through Art Center East at (541) 624-2800 48 hours or more before the class start time. We cannot issue refunds or transfers for cancellations received after the 48-hour cutoff. Exceptions will be considered for medical or family emergencies. ACE will honor a refund, minus a $10 administration fee when the cancellation is made 48 hours or more before class start date. When a class is canceled due to low enrollment, we will issue a refund for all registration fees. ACE will contact you in the event of a cancellation. Face coverings will be required in accordance with statewide regulations current at the time.