Unless otherwise noted, enrollment is open to Indian Center members and the general public, but limited to the first 12 people who sign up. School-age children must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 to participate. For more details and information, or to enroll in any of our Cultural Education Programs please contact Education Coordinator Crystal Flannery-Bachicha by phone at (316) 350-3345 or email CBachicha@wichita.gov.
Beginning Clay Class
June 14, 10 a.m.-noon.
Local artist Sheila Bazil will lead students through the process of working with water-based clay to create a buffalo sculpture of their very own.
The class is $10 for Indian Center members and $20 for general public.
Beginning Shawl-Making Class
June 14, 1-3 p.m.
Local artist and elder Sandra Hulsey will assist students as they create their own shawls or complete unfinished ones.
Shawls are an essential element of dress for women who enter the powwow arena. They are a symbol of respect and tradition. Shawls are handmade with light fabric and adorned with fringe, fabric, paint or beading in a way that has meaning to the dancer. Some of the colors and patterns relate back to tribal traditions.
The class is free for Indian Center members and $20 for general public.
Beginning Finger Woven Belt Class
June 21, 10 a.m.-noon
Local artist Betty McGarigle will explain the process creating a belt by finger weaving. Primarily used for belts and sashes, this technique has been passed down for centuries and is an important part of American Indian culture.
The class is $10 for Indian Center members and $20 for the general public.