MAAIM's top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our community, including students, instructors, and the general public. If you are fully vaccinated, masks are no longer required in City of Wichita facilities. Masks are strongly encouraged for unvaccinated staff and visitors. Please visit wichita.gov/coronavirus for updates.
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Classes
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Throughout the year, the Indian Museum offers various arts and crafts classes which allow the community to engage in a hands-on learning experience. These classes provide an opportunity for people to learn first-hand, from knowledgeable teachers, the arts and crafts of certain American Indian tribes​.

Some of the classes featured are clay sculpture, dream catchers, loom beading and jewelry design and are taught by local American Indians.

Unless otherwise noted, classes are open to Indian Center members (at a discount) and the general public.

  • Classes will be held in the Buffalo Hall.
  • All classes include a visit to the museum.
  • Class size is limited to 12 students, please register early, there may not be room for walk-ins.
  • School-aged children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Classes are two hours. Some may not take the two hours, and other projects you will have to finish at home.
Please contact ​our Education Coordinator, Michelle Conine, for prices and additional information at (316) ​350-3345 or MConine@wichita.gov.​​​​
  • July 24
    Adult & Me: Our beaded Animal Friends Class, Horse # 7 in the series

    Time: 10-12pm
    Fee: $25.00

    Work with your child to create a wearable animal portrait for them. This is a beginner class using larger beads. Children in 3rd grade (8-9) and up are welcome with an adult 18 or older. Each additional child is $20.00.

    Register Online

  • July 24
    Blackbear Bracelet

    Time: 1-3pm
    Fee: $35.00

    Learn the art of beading on a loom. All supplies and a visit to the museum are included. If you’ve taken on of our loom classes and bring back your loom you will receive a discount.

    Register online


  • July 31
    Adult & Me Our beaded Animal Friends Class, Frog # 8 in the series

    Time: 10am-12pm
    Fee: $25-all supplies included. Each additional child is $20.00.

    Work with your child to create a wearable animal portrait for them. This is a beginner class using larger beads. Children in 3rd grade (ages 8-9) and up are welcome with an adult 18 or older.

    Register online



  • July 31
    Beaded Hat Band Class

    Time: 1:00-3:00pm
    Fee: $45.00

    Learn to make a Beaded Hat Band for your cowboy hat. This is a flat peyote style, and which is a more difficult beading stitch (some beading experience is helpful. All supplies (except a hat) and a visit to the museum are included.

    Register online


  • August 21
    Curved Feather Bracelet

    Time: 10 am-12 pm
    Fee: $35.00

    Learn the art of beading on a loom. $35.00-all supplies and a visit to the museum included. If you have taken one of our other loom classes, bring your loom back and get a discount. Class size is very limited as we social distanced the new classroom. Masks are encouraged and sanitizer will be provided.

    Register online



  • August 21
    Adult & Me: Our Beaded Animal Friends Class, Fox - #3 in the series

    Time: 1-3pm
    Fee: $25, supplies and a visit to our museum included. Each additional child is $20

    Work with your child to create a wearable animal portrait for them. This is a beginner class using larger beads. Children in the 2nd grade (age 7/8) and up are welcome with an adult 18 or older. $25, supplies and a visit to our museum included. Each additional child is $20. Class size is limited as we are social distanced. Masks are encouraged.

    Register online


  • August 28
    Dream Catcher Class

    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Fee: $25.00

    Learn to make your very own Dream Catcher. School age children are welcome with an adult 18 or older. All supplies and a visit to our Museum included. Class size is very limited as we social distanced. Masks are encouraged and sanitizer will be provided.

    Register online



  • August 28
    Curved Feather Earrings

    Time: 1-3 pm
    Fee: $35.00

    Learn the art of beading on a loom while making a pair of feather earrings. $35.00 - all supplies and a visit to the museum included. If you have taken one of our other loom classes, bring your loom back and get a discount. Class size is very limited as we social distanced the new classroom. Masks are encouraged and sanitizer will be provided.

    Register online