Art Classes

2016 Winter/Spring Class Schedule

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Summer Music Lessons with Dustin Skenandore

Have fun learning how to play music this summer. Schedule lessons that work with your own schedule. Lessons include: Beginning piano; Beginning and Intermediate Bass Guitar; Beginning to Advanced Guitar
Saxophone. Download the Music Lessons registration form.

For more info, call Dustin at (920) 490-3834 or send him an email.

Spring Easter Basket

This is a beginner’s basket making class. Students will use reeds and learn how to make the base of a basket, the open weave technique, and making a handle for the basket.  The color of the reeds will vary.  All supplies are included in the class fee.  Class size: 10.
Instructor:  Judith A. Skenandore
Time: 6:00- 8:00 pm
Dates: Feb. 23, Feb. 25, Mar. 1, Mar. 3
General Fee: $45 Tribal Fee: $30

Quill Bracelet Workshop
Melanie Sainz is an award winning HoChunk artist specializing in items made with smoked, brain tan hides.  Participants will be making  a bracelet using natural and dyed porcupine quills, beads and  medal inserts covered with leather on both sides.  Participants will learn the zig-zag and banding   techniques of  quill  embroidery.  The bracelet will be approximately ¾” wide and 6 ½” in length   All supplies included in class fee. Each session is 3 hours.  Additional kits may be available for purchase from the artist.
Instructor:  Melanie Sainz
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Dates:  Wed. & Thurs., Mar. 9 & 10
General Fee: $80 Tribal Fee: $40

Beaded Key Chain
Key chains will be made with leather and size 10 seed beads using the peyote or lazy stitch.  This class is for beginners and returning students.  All supplies are included in the class fee.
Instructor: Christine Klimmek
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Dates: Monday, March 14 & 21
General Fee: $30   Tribal Fee: $15

Tobacco Pouch
Make a leather tobacco pouch with simple beadwork, fringe and tie.  Students must have experience with beadwork. Students will learn to attach beadwork to tanned leather, and sew a small tobacco pouch using leather needles and waxed linen thread.  All supplies included in class fee. Maximum class size: 10.
Instructor: Sherrole Benton
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Dates: Mar. 22, Mar. 24, Mar. 29th
General Fee $25 Tribal fee: $15

Sounds of the Caribbean – Steel Drum Band Practice
Learn to speak the language of the Steel or Pan Drum from the Caribbean.  The instructor, Elizabeth Delamater from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, has extensive experience as a steel band director and arranger whose ensembles have received many awards.  Space is limited to 4 students, ages 14 to adult.  Musical experience is preferable, but not required.  Class size: 4.
Instructor: Elizabeth Delamater
Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Dates: Tuesday, March 29 – May 3
Fees: $10.00

Adult Music Class: Native Cedar Flute
This class is open to all adults, even those who’ve never played a musical instrument.  Students will learn to play and improvise on Native American-style flute.  Bring your own cedar flute, or purchase one from the teacher, Wade Fernandez.  He is a Menominee artist skilled on the native flute, guitar & vocals, and performs internationally every year.  Maximum class size is 10 for elders ages 55 and up.
Instructor:  Wade Fernandez
Time: 5pm  to 6:30pm
Dates: April 26, April 28, May 3, May 5th and May 6th
General Fee: $100      Tribal Fee:  $50

Painting with Watercolor
This class is for beginners and returning students. Participants will build skills at their own pace through daily demonstrations and one-on-one instruction. Topics to be covered include developing interesting compositions, controlling washes, mixing and layering colors, creating highlights and editing. Subject matter may include still-life, flowers and landscapes.  Photos will be available but feel free to bring your own.  Weather permitting; we may be painting outside for a few of the sessions.  Basic supplies are included in the class fee.
Instructor:  Christine Klimmek
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Dates:  Tuesday, May 3, 10, 17 & 24
General Fee: $40 Tribal Fee: $20

Sock Dolls
These charming 12" babies are sculpted from cotton socks and fit new born clothing. Patterns for traditional Iroquois outfits will also be made available. The sock dolls are sewn by hand and are appropriate for beginners, but previous sewing experience is recommended for making the calico outfits.   Basic supplies are included in the class fee.  Class size 8.
Instructor:  Judith Jourdan
Time:  6:00 – 8:00 pm
Dates: Wed., May 4, 11 & 18
General Fee: $65  Tribal Fee: $35

Download forms: 2016 Schedule or the 2016 Registration


Community Activities

Basket Guild: Twashe?nutslu.nihe?

The guild holds monthly meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from September thru May. Each meeting starts at 6:00 pm. At each meeting guild members will learn a basket technique that may be applied to their baskets. Guild members also decide on basket making projects. A prorated membership fee is charged to pay for basketry supplies and other incidentals. Participants may bring their own supplies or participate in the monthly project. The guild currently includes members with varying basketry skills. There is a short business meeting at the beginning of each monthly meeting.

For more information, contact Christine Klimmek at 490-3831 or email:
Dates: 3rd Wed. of the month Time: 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Basket weaving workshop

Family members, 13 years and older, will be making a napkin basket, 7 inches x 7 inches.   It's great for napkins and all sorts small items.  There are only 20 places in the workshop and they will be assigned on a first come, first served basis to teens, their parents and other family members.

The Twashe?nutslu·níhe? Basket Guild and the Multicultural Center of Greater Green Bay will conduct a workshop on weaving square  baskets on Thursday, April 21, 5:00 8:00 pm. at the Fort Howard Apartments, Activity Room, 141 N. Chestnut, Green Bay.  

To reserve your spot in class, contact Christine Klimmek via email or call 490-3831.  Send completed registration form by email or mail to the Oneida Nation Arts Program.  PO Box 365, Oneida, WI  54155.

Christine Klimmek, Program Coordinator, 920-490-3831; or email.

Mid-Winter Sunshine Gatherings sponsored by Turtle Island Gift Shop

This is a series of mini gatherings inspired by Oneida’s cultural tradition of coming together during the snow months to share stories, build skills and explore creativity. Come join us every Sunday from Jan. 24th to March 6th. Meet at Turtle Island Gifts, 5310 County Line Rd, Green Bay, WI. Call ahead to find out about the activity and times the sessions will be held.

Sun 1/24 @ 3pm Gentle Yoga/Meditation
Sun 1/31 @ 2pm Coloring For Adults
Sun 2/7 @ 11am Fight Back against Winter Depression
Sun 2/14 @ 1pm Awakening the Spirit through Sound & Vibrations
Sun 2/21 @ 1pm Secret Life of Crystals & Stones
Sun 2/28 @ 1pm A Winter Time of Telling
Sun 3/6 @ 3pm Essential Oils made Simple

Sessions will be 60-90 minutes each, held at Turtle Island Gifts store. Limited to 15 participants per gathering. Advance sign-up recommended to hold your place. Call (920) 785-4318. $5 donation requested.


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