First Americans Museum offers workshops from Native artists, artisans and performers throughout the year. Workshops are open to all and require advance registration online. Stay up-to-date on offerings by joining the FAM mailing list.
Ribbon Skirt Making
Postponed to Saturday, Mar. 12, 1-4 PM
$35 | Registration Required
Join instructor Kate Sultuska (Absentee Shawnee) for an introduction to ribbon skirt making. Students will leave with a skirt in progress to complete at home. Students will need to bring a recently serviced sewing machine to class along with materials. A list of supplies will be emailed upon registration. Click here to register.
Hat Beading Workshop
Saturday, Feb. 19, 1-4 PM
$15 | Registration Required
Make your auntie proud! Together with Ace Greenwood (Chickasaw/Cherokee), you’ll learn to embellish your hats with keen beadwork. Bring your own baseball cap or purchase one at FAMstore. Beads, needles, and thread are included in this workshop for adults and teens. Members receive 10 percent off! Click here to register.
Collecting First American Art
Saturday, Feb. 26, 1-4 PM
$15, Members FREE | Registration Required
Want to begin collecting art by Native artists and makers, but not sure where to start? Learn the basics with Molly Murphy-Adams (Oglala, Lakota, Tribal descendent), a qualified appraiser and Member of the International Society of Appraisers, collection manager, exhibiting artist, and art historian. Together with Molly, you’ll learn to describe your personal style and preferences, discover the basics of collections care and management, and consider different media and forms on view in the OKLA HOMMA exhibition and FAMstore. This workshop is for any aspiring collector, regardless of budget, prior knowledge, or personal taste! Click here to register.
Social Gatherings 101
Saturday, April 9, 1-4 PM
$7, Registration Required
Social dance season is almost here. Are you ready? Designed for Native and non-Native folks less familiar with our intertribal gatherings, this workshop will introduce you to the basics of song, dance and cultural protocols at powwows and other gatherings through participatory activities and demonstrations with Cultural Ambassadors Ace Greenwood (Chickasaw/Cherokee) and Tresa Gouge (Seminole/Muscogee). You’ll also enjoy complimentary frybread and tea. Members receive a 10 percent discount—click here to register!
Refund and Cancellation Policy
Workshop tuition is non-refundable nor transferable to another workshop. If you cannot attend, we can convert your unused tuition to a tax-deductible gift to FAM. You may also designate someone else (a family member, a friend, etc.) to attend the workshop in your place. In the case of inclement weather, power outages, instructor illness or other issues, FAM may need to cancel a workshop. Every effort will be made to notify students as quickly as possible via email. In the case of cancellation, students will receive a complete refund credited on their original form of payment.