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November 19, 2002

The Burke Offers Native Arts Workshops

Seattle - Beginning in December, the Burke Museum will offer special workshops in Native American traditional arts and crafts. From beading to basketry to drum-making, there's a course for anyone interested in learning more about the art and culture of Northwest Coast Native peoples. All workshops take place at the Burke Museum and afford a great opportunity to also visit the landmark exhibition, Out of the Silence: The Enduring Power of Totem Poles. Registration is required as space is limited.

Creating Excitement - Applique and Contour-Style Seed Beadwork
Roger Amerman
December 7, 2002

This one-day workshop, for the beginning or advanced student, begins with an introduction to a variety of beading traditions and techniques used by Native peoples of North America. With a focus on applique and contour-style beadwork, students will study color, contrast, texture, and use of imagery; learn effective use of tools and materials; and create a sampler of several styles.

Workshop instructor Roger Amerman is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation who grew up on the Umatilla Reservation in Oregon and studied beading with elders of that tribe. His bead art has won numerous national awards, including Best of Show at Indian Art Northwest 2000.

Registration: $90 General, $81 Burke Members; to register call (206) 543-9681

Materials: Bring your own or purchase from instructor on day of workshop for $10 (advance notice required). Please call 206-543-9681 or review the materials list.

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The Burke is located at the corner of NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE on the UW campus. Hours are 10 am - 5 pm daily, and until 8 pm Thursday. The Museum Store and Museum Caf?are also open during these hours. Admission to the permanent exhibits is $6.50 general, $5 senior, $3 student/youth, FREE to Burke members, children 5 and under, UW faculty, students, and staff. Admission to the special exhibition Out of the Silence is $8 general, $6.50 senior, $5 student/youth.. Out of the Silence is FREE to Burke members, children 5 and under, UW faculty, students, and staff. For 24-hour information, please call 206-543-5590, or visit www.burkemuseum.org

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