Native Arts Studies Program

Join us for classes and workshops in Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian artistic traditions, led by experienced instructors.

The Totem Heritage Center’s Native Arts Studies Program is dedicated to perpetuating Northwest Coast Native art and tradition. Classes are offered annually in weaving, basketry, design, carving and regalia making.

Native Arts Studies Program

Join us for classes and workshops in Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian artistic traditions, led by experienced instructors.

The Totem Heritage Center’s Native Arts Studies Program is dedicated to perpetuating Northwest Coast Native art and tradition. Classes are offered annually in weaving, basketry, design, carving and regalia making.

A CULTURAL CENTER FOR

Artistic Traditions

The Totem Heritage Center serves as a cultural center for the artistic traditions of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people. The Center offers annual classes in the Northwest Coast arts including carving, basketry, weaving and regalia making. Visiting and local instructors accomplished in the Northwest Coast Native style of art teach these classes to perpetuate and strengthen the traditional arts through their students. Students may work independently, pursue a Certificate of Merit and earn University of Alaska credit.

Whether your interest in Northwest Coast art is new or you’ve been weaving, carving, or making regalia for years, the Totem Heritage Center’s Native Arts Studies Program has a class to meet your needs. Classes usually run for one to two weeks throughout the winter and spring. Schedules are released annually in September.

All classes are for adults (18 and older) unless otherwise described. Seasonal class brochures are available in September.

To register for classes, call (907) 225-5900 or stop by the Totem Heritage Center during open hours.

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OPPORTUNITY AWAITS

Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide youth (under 18 years of age) with the opportunity to explore their talents and gain new skills in Northwest Coast art and design. Available for Spring Break classes only.