Tears of Duk'Wibahl: Exploration of Customary and Contemporary Indigenous Arts
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As the first academic course to be offered in the new Fiber Arts Studio of the Indigenous Arts Campus, this course is an exciting opportunity for students and artists to further skills in Indigenous basketry, printmaking, and painting. The strands will be woven together with artist professional development led by the Longhouse staff to highlight marketing, putting together a professional portfolio and Native arts administration. Students can take one (4 credits), two (8 credits), or all three (12 credits) strands.
The course will begin with an intensive weekend June 29th -July 1st ; students will then commit to an individual or collaborative project accruing 40 hours and then return for presentations in the Fiber Arts Studio on July 27th -29th (Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 9-5). A Tribal group project may be proposed and designed around 48 hours in class and 32 hours off campus for each 4-credit unit. Students are required to submit three personal work sample images in basketry, printmaking, or painting prior to registering for the course.
Strand I: Puget Sound Basketry (4 credits) with Yvonne Peterson - CRN 40108
Gathering, processing, researching, and weaving techniques of local Tribes. Send 3 images of your baskets to Yvonne to gain permission prior to registering for the course. The course will be one intensive weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 9-5); students will then commit to an individual or collaborative project accruing 40 hours and then return for presentations in the Fiber Arts Studio on a weekend (Friday, Saturday from 9-5). A Tribal group project may be proposed designed around 40 hours in class and 40 hours off campus.
Strand II: Linoleum Block Printmaking (4 credits) with Linley Logan - CRN 40107
This strand explores the basics of the low-tech printing process and investigates the printmaking process that can be achieved without the use of a printmaking press or studio, and is designed for people interested in experiencing a traditional “hands on” printmaking methods and materials.The basic printmaking techniques covered will be the Linocut - Exploring linoleum relief printing using linoleum as the block. Students will develop their own personal imagery for their print and learn the processes of transferring their image to the linoleum print block. This strand is genuinely designed for the beginners printmaking process but is also appropriate for artists of all levels. You could launch your printmaking career with this course.
Strand III: Painting Styles of Contemporary Artists (4 credits) with Kayeri Akweks - CRN 40106
Kayeri Akweks is an Upper Mohawk artist who works primarily in painting, printmaking and digital design. Kayeri is best known for her abstract and realism layering effects of Native American portraits drawn with symbols, plants, and animals. Her works are large multi-color drawings on paper and smaller black and white drypoint prints. Influenced by the spirituality of the land, she reminds us of our connection to the multiple influences of nature. A transcendental artist, her work is immediate contact with Native principles about responsibly caring for our environments. Akweks lives in the Mohawk Valley area of Springfield, Oregon. She graduated with an MFA from Goddard College, Port Townsend, Washington in 2017.
Book List: Ethnobotany of Western Washington: The Knowledge and Use of Indigenous Plants by Native Americans , Erna Gunther; Twana Twined Basketry , D.L. Nordquist; Cedar: Tree of Life to the Northwest Coast Indians , Hilary Stewart; S'abadeb / The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists , Barbara Brotherton; Hiteemlkiliiksiz: Within the Circle of the Rim: Nations Gathering on Common Ground , Tina Kuckkahn
This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:
Indigenous arts administrationVisual ArtsMuseum Studies
Credits per quarter Variable Credit Options Available
Students are able to enroll for 4, 8, or 12 credits.
Students are required to submit three personal work sample images in basketry, printmaking, or painting prior to registering for the course.
- No Required Online Learning - No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional.
$50 fee for Basketry Supplies for student use include raffia, assorted needle sizes, awls, buckskin leather, turtle shells and rawhide, glass beads, Jerry Stripper, and Rite dye.
Class Size: 50
Scheduled for: Day, Evening, and Weekend
Final schedule and room assignments:
The course will begin with an intensive weekend June 29th-July 1st ; students will then commit to an individual or collaborative project accruing 40 hours and then return for presentations in the Fiber Arts Studio on July 27th -29th (Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 9-5)
Located in: Olympia
|2018-05-29||Painting section will now be taught by Kate Kayeri Akweks (was Tawera Tahuri)|