Explore history through a hands-on art experience led by Betty Gaedtke. Gaedtke will lead participants through the construction of their own pottery vessel, while speaking on the methodology, shapes and designs traditional to Quapaw pottery and its history within the Quapaw tribe.
The Museum of Native American History is proud to present Mvskoke Creek (Muscogee Creek) artist, Johnnie Diacon, in a special Creative Visions for kids. This workshop will delve into a traditional Native painting style that is known to the Five Civilized Tribes: Creek, Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole. Participants will have a chance in this hands-on workshop to learn about the style of painting and create their very own Flat-Style piece of art. This workshop is geared to kids aged six to fifteen.
Join Steven Paul Judd as we join together to create a mosaic painting. In this step-by-step workshop, participants will have the opportunity to work together to create a one-of-a-kind painting and take home your individual contribution. Kiowa and Choctaw artist Steven Paul Judd has been in the creative field for many years working to provide a unique perspective on and from within Native American culture today.
In this medicine-making workshop designed for young adults (13 – 17), participants will learn how to incorporate aromatic remedies into their daily lives for the relief of anxiety and stress. Teens will have the opportunity to learn how sacred aromatics are a great way to take their health and happiness into their own hands.
Join us at MONAH for the next installment of Creative Visions: Sticker Making with Steven Paul Judd! Kiowa and Choctaw artist Steven Paul Judd has been in the creative field for many years working to provide a unique perspective on and from within Native American culture today. During this drop-in event, Steven will take you through creating your own stickers, whether inspired by his work or your own imagination!
Natural, homemade salves are a wonderful way to use the healing properties of indigenous herbs for addressing minor first aid situations such as burns, cuts, and scrapes. Learn how traditional medicines have been used for generations and how they can be a great addition to any natural medicine cabinet.
Join us at MONAH for the next installment of Creative Visions: Stop-Motion Animation with Steven Paul Judd! Kiowa and Choctaw artist Steven Paul Judd has been in the creative field for many years working to provide a unique perspective on and from within Native American culture today. During this drop-in event, learn about stop-motion animation and have the chance to make your own stop-motion animation video!
Medicinal plants are growing all around us. How can we use them for a good night’s sleep? In this medicine-making workshop designed for elders, participants will learn how to use sacred plants to make an anointing salve for sleep and begin building their own indigenous nighttime ritual.
The Museum of Native American History (MONAH) is proud to present our own Kelli McCain Nixon (Quapaw) for a special edition of Creative Visions… for kids! Creative Visions for Kids: Quapaw-StylePottery will be held Saturday, July 27, at 10:00 AM. Nixon will lead participants through the construction of their own pottery vessel, while speaking on the methodology, shapes, and designs traditional to Quapaw pottery and its history within the Quapaw tribe
MONAH is honored to host Matriarch as part of our Native Conversations and Creative Visions series on SATURDAY, JUNE 22.
Matriarch promotes the social welfare of Native women through education, community building, and direct services to create positive change within our communities.
Guests will be invited to understand more about Native life and traditions through a hands-on Creative Visions Workshop. As a part of Native culture, handkerchiefs have been used as an awareness tool and will be utilized in a one of a kind workshop that will reveal their use in Indigenous culture, both historical and contemporary. The workshop will be held at 3 PM. Registration is required.
The Matriarch women will then perform a spoken word performance, speaking to each letter of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, their personal connection to the subject, and statistics on MMIW. Each woman brings her own unique style of performance that incorporates their Indigenous languages and culture. The performance will be held at 5:30 PM. Registration is encouraged, but NOT required.
Join us as we explore the Cherokee tale of the Three Sisters garden and learn how to grow a farm to table garden for tasty and nutritious meals the whole family will love.
Learn the significance of the Three Sisters crops, plant gardens, learn about heirloom seeds, study the Native methods for processing, and as a bonus (!) sample some of the recipes.
All participants will take home the seeds for beans, squash and corn. There will be a chance to enter into a drawing to win terrific heirloom seeds to one lucky guest! This is an entry level gardening experience.
Creative Visions is open to anyone aged 14 and older. Participants must register for free online through the MONAH website or by calling the museum at 479-273-2456 . Attendance will be taken at the door prior to entering the event space.
The Museum of Native American History (MONAH) is proud to present Mary Lee for another installment of Creative Visions to be held Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 5:30 PM. Lee will lead participants through weaving a small double-wall basket which is essentially, a basket within a basket.
Join us of the first in our new series of hands-on art-making workshops! Learn about Cherokee culture while creating your own traditional double-walled basket to take home. All supplies will be provided.
Led by Matthew Anderson of the Cherokee Arts Center, this casual evening will include hors d'oeuvres, step-by-step instructions at your own pace, and opportunities to dive into Cherokee history and culture.
Space will go quickly; Register today!