Jul
9
Sat
2022
CLASS – Tinaa Making Basics with Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit)
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CLASS - Tinaa Making Basics with Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit) @ SJ Museum & Zoom

Tinaa Making Basics with Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit), in-person and on Zoom, simultaneously, Sheldon Jackson Museum
Two 3-hour sessions on Saturday, July 9th from 1-4pm and Saturday July 16th from 1-4pm

As part of the Alaska Native Artist Residency Program, artist Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit) will offer a Tinaa Making Basics class at the Sheldon Jackson Museum and on Zoom on Saturday, July 9th from 1-4pm and Saturday July 16th from 1-4pm. Students should plan to attend both three-hour sessions to learn to make the tinaa. During this class, each participant will make one tinaa pendant and a pair of tinaa earrings and have enough material leftover to make a second pendant.

The tinaa making class class will be limited in size and is open to students ages 12-adult. The class is free, but students must purchase pre-made tinaa kits for $25 by June 10th and purchase several inexpensive tools, unless they have them on-hand, prior to the first day of class. The list of tools and links for purchasing them online is available from the museum. To sign up for the class, get the tools list, and pay the $25 kit fee, or get the zoom link, if attending via zoom, people should call (907) 747-8981.

 

(Photo: Tinaa copper made by Ketah, photo provided by Eechdaa Dave Ketah)

Jul
16
Sat
2022
Artist Talk by Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit), “Did the Ancestors Call it Art?”
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Artist Talk by Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit), “Did the Ancestors Call it Art?” @ SJ Museum & Zoom

Artist Talk by Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit), “Did the Ancestors Call it Art?”, Sat., July 16th 10-11am

Sheldon Jackson Museum and on Zoom

  • ZOOM:
  • Meeting ID: 852 4248 5504
  • Passcode: 012441

As part of the Alaska Native Artist Residency Program, artist Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit) will give a talk on Sat., July 16th 10-11am, entitled, “Did the Ancestors Call it Art?” The talk, which will focus on his artwork and cultural background, will be held in-person at the Sheldon Jackson Museum and simultaneously on Zoom. People wishing to reserve their spot for the in-person talk or to obtain a zoom link to attend via zoom should call the museum at (907) 747-8981.

From Ketah:

“In my journey of discovery, I have heard many say that there is no record or recollection of any made artifacts being called “art” by the ancestors. In fact the word, “art” does not exist in Lingit yoo x’atangi. It’s true, there is much more to the artifacts in collections and in portfolios than mere aesthetics, as these were objects of use and purpose. I will explore this point and discuss ideas on how we may perceive the artifacts of antiquity. And I will propose my own speculation that the ancestors did intend to make what we today call “art.”

 

(Photo: Eechdaa Dave Ketah, photo provided by Eechdaa Dave Ketah)

CLASS – Tinaa Making Basics with Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit)
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CLASS - Tinaa Making Basics with Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit) @ SJ Museum & Zoom

Tinaa Making Basics with Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit), in-person and on Zoom, simultaneously, Sheldon Jackson Museum
Two 3-hour sessions on Saturday, July 9th from 1-4pm and Saturday July 16th from 1-4pm

As part of the Alaska Native Artist Residency Program, artist Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit) will offer a Tinaa Making Basics class at the Sheldon Jackson Museum and on Zoom on Saturday, July 9th from 1-4pm and Saturday July 16th from 1-4pm. Students should plan to attend both three-hour sessions to learn to make the tinaa. During this class, each participant will make one tinaa pendant and a pair of tinaa earrings and have enough material leftover to make a second pendant.

The tinaa making class class will be limited in size and is open to students ages 12-adult. The class is free, but students must purchase pre-made tinaa kits for $25 by June 10th and purchase several inexpensive tools, unless they have them on-hand, prior to the first day of class. The list of tools and links for purchasing them online is available from the museum. To sign up for the class, get the tools list, and pay the $25 kit fee, or get the zoom link, if attending via zoom, people should call (907) 747-8981.

 

(Photo: Tinaa copper made by Ketah, photo provided by Eechdaa Dave Ketah)

Jul
23
Sat
2022
Artist Talk by Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit) – “What Type of Ancestor Will You Be?”
Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Artist Talk by Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit) - “What Type of Ancestor Will You Be?” @ SJ Museum & Zoom

Artist Talk by Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit), Sat., July 23rd from 3-4pm

  • ZOOM:
  • Meeting ID: 880 9299 0531
  • Passcode: 802019

As part of the Alaska Native Artist Residency Program, artist Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit) will give a talk on Sat., July 23rd from 3-4pm, entitled, “What Type of Ancestor Will You Be?” The talk will be held in-person at the Sheldon Jackson Museum and simultaneously on Zoom. People wishing to reserve their spot for the in-person talk or to obtain a zoom link to attend via zoom should call the museum at (907) 747-8981.

Ketah describes the focus of his talk as follows:

I imagine a reflection on my process of discovery that has taken place as I have explored my Tlingit heritage. I have learned of the difficult history, since contact, that led to many in the current generations being separated from practicing or participating in their Tlingit heritage. My story has developed through taking risks and stepping into unknown areas in order to learn who and what I come from. I’ll share my experiences travelling to Klawock, not knowing anyone there, camping in a tent, and eventually learning to carve there. My great-grandfather was the lead carver of the CCC totem park there, but my family’s presence ended there in the mid-twentieth century. It was an unsettling experience at first, feeling like a stranger in a part of Lingit aani where my ancestors were so prominent. This reflection will continue as I share my experience in Sitka, in what will be another first visit to a place where I am a stranger, yet is within the bounds of the land of my people. These reflections will be accompanied by my thoughts on how I became separated from my culture, why it has been difficult to reconnect, and how my process aims to answer a question that gives me purpose: “What type of ancestor will you be?”

 

(Photo: Eechdaa Dave Ketah, photo provided by Eechdaa Dave Ketah)

Jul
26
Tue
2022
CLASS – Formline Basics with Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit)
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CLASS - Formline Basics with Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit) @ SJ Museum & Zoom

Formline Basics with Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit), in-person and on Zoom, simultaneously, Sheldon Jackson Museum

Three 2-hour sessions on Wed., July 27th, Thurs., July 28th, and Fri., July 29th from 2-4pm

As part of the Alaska Native Artist Residency Program, artist Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit) will offer a Formline Basics class at the Sheldon Jackson Museum and on Zoom on Wed., July 27th, Thurs., July 28th, and Fri., July 29th from 2-4pm. Students should plan to attend all three 2-hour sessions to learn formline design basics. During this class, students will learn to construct at least one crest design.

Students should have drawing paper, pencils, an eraser, a pencil sharpener, colored pens, and tracing paper for the class. Recommended options for purchase are in a list and students may request the list from the museum.

The Formline Basics class is best for ages 12-adult and space will be limited. To sign up for the class and get additional information, including a zoom link, if attending via zoom, students should call (907) 747-8981.

 

(Photo: Eechdaa Dave Ketah working, photo provided by Eechdaa Dave Ketah)

Jul
27
Wed
2022
CLASS – Formline Basics with Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit)
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CLASS - Formline Basics with Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit) @ SJ Museum & Zoom

Formline Basics with Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit), in-person and on Zoom, simultaneously, Sheldon Jackson Museum

Three 2-hour sessions on Wed., July 27th, Thurs., July 28th, and Fri., July 29th from 2-4pm

As part of the Alaska Native Artist Residency Program, artist Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit) will offer a Formline Basics class at the Sheldon Jackson Museum and on Zoom on Wed., July 27th, Thurs., July 28th, and Fri., July 29th from 2-4pm. Students should plan to attend all three 2-hour sessions to learn formline design basics. During this class, students will learn to construct at least one crest design.

Students should have drawing paper, pencils, an eraser, a pencil sharpener, colored pens, and tracing paper for the class. Recommended options for purchase are in a list and students may request the list from the museum.

The Formline Basics class is best for ages 12-adult and space will be limited. To sign up for the class and get additional information, including a zoom link, if attending via zoom, students should call (907) 747-8981.

 

(Photo: Eechdaa Dave Ketah working, photo provided by Eechdaa Dave Ketah)

Jul
28
Thu
2022
CLASS – Formline Basics with Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit)
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CLASS - Formline Basics with Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit) @ SJ Museum & Zoom

Formline Basics with Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit), in-person and on Zoom, simultaneously, Sheldon Jackson Museum

Three 2-hour sessions on Wed., July 27th, Thurs., July 28th, and Fri., July 29th from 2-4pm

As part of the Alaska Native Artist Residency Program, artist Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit) will offer a Formline Basics class at the Sheldon Jackson Museum and on Zoom on Wed., July 27th, Thurs., July 28th, and Fri., July 29th from 2-4pm. Students should plan to attend all three 2-hour sessions to learn formline design basics. During this class, students will learn to construct at least one crest design.

Students should have drawing paper, pencils, an eraser, a pencil sharpener, colored pens, and tracing paper for the class. Recommended options for purchase are in a list and students may request the list from the museum.

The Formline Basics class is best for ages 12-adult and space will be limited. To sign up for the class and get additional information, including a zoom link, if attending via zoom, students should call (907) 747-8981.

 

(Photo: Eechdaa Dave Ketah working, photo provided by Eechdaa Dave Ketah)

Aug
26
Fri
2022
CLASS – Northern Lights Landscape Painting Class with Percy Avugiak (Inupiaq/Yup’ik)
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
CLASS - Northern Lights Landscape Painting Class with Percy Avugiak (Inupiaq/Yup’ik) @ SJ Museum & Zoom

Northern Lights Landscape Painting Class with Percy Avugiak (Inupiaq/Yup’ik), in-person and on Zoom, simultanously, Sheldon Jackson Museum 

Two 4-hour sessions held on Fri., Aug. 26th from 9-1pm and Sat., August 27th from 9-1pm.

As part of the Alaska Native Artist Residency Program, artist Percy Avugiak (Inupiaq/Yup’ik) will offer a landscape painting class to teach students to paint the northern lights. The painting class will take place over the course of two 4-hour sessions held on Fri., Aug. 26th from 9-1pm and Sat., August 27th from 9-1pm. Students should plan to attend both 4-hour sessions. If time permits, students will also stain the wooden frames for framing their finished northern lights painting using a traditional dye-making method using blueberries and crowberries.

The class is free, but students must sign up to attend the class by July 15th and will need to pay a materials fee at the time of sign up and may need to pay a shipping cost if having the artist mail materials. The materials will include 11×14 inch or 15×20 inch canvas, unfinished frames, and specific acrylic paint colors. If attending via zoom, students will have to obtain materials on their own or order the kit directly from the instructor. To obtain the materials list and instructor’s contact information and to sign up, students can call (907) 747-8981 or stop by the museum. A zoom link will be provided to students who sign up to attend via zoom.

 

(Photo: Percy Avugiak in front of UAF Mural he painted, photo provided by Percy Avugiak)

Aug
27
Sat
2022
CLASS – Northern Lights Landscape Painting Class with Percy Avugiak (Inupiaq/Yup’ik)
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
CLASS - Northern Lights Landscape Painting Class with Percy Avugiak (Inupiaq/Yup’ik) @ SJ Museum & Zoom

Northern Lights Landscape Painting Class with Percy Avugiak (Inupiaq/Yup’ik), in-person and on Zoom, simultanously, Sheldon Jackson Museum 

Two 4-hour sessions held on Fri., Aug. 26th from 9-1pm and Sat., August 27th from 9-1pm.

As part of the Alaska Native Artist Residency Program, artist Percy Avugiak (Inupiaq/Yup’ik) will offer a landscape painting class to teach students to paint the northern lights. The painting class will take place over the course of two 4-hour sessions held on Fri., Aug. 26th from 9-1pm and Sat., August 27th from 9-1pm. Students should plan to attend both 4-hour sessions. If time permits, students will also stain the wooden frames for framing their finished northern lights painting using a traditional dye-making method using blueberries and crowberries.

The class is free, but students must sign up to attend the class by July 15th and will need to pay a materials fee at the time of sign up and may need to pay a shipping cost if having the artist mail materials. The materials will include 11×14 inch or 15×20 inch canvas, unfinished frames, and specific acrylic paint colors. If attending via zoom, students will have to obtain materials on their own or order the kit directly from the instructor. To obtain the materials list and instructor’s contact information and to sign up, students can call (907) 747-8981 or stop by the museum. A zoom link will be provided to students who sign up to attend via zoom.

 

(Photo: Percy Avugiak in front of UAF Mural he painted, photo provided by Percy Avugiak)

Artist Talk with Percy Avugiak (Inupiaq/Yup’ik) – “Yup’ik Masks & Teasing Masks”
Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Artist Talk with Percy Avugiak (Inupiaq/Yup’ik) - “Yup’ik Masks & Teasing Masks” @ SJ Museum & Zoom

Artist Talk with Percy Avugiak (Inupiaq/Yup’ik), in-person and on Zoom, simultaneously, Sheldon Jackson Museum

Sat., Aug. 27th from 3-4pm

  • ZOOM:
  • Meeting ID: 816 2742 4848
  • Passcode: 880165

As part of the Alaska Native Artist Residency Program, artist Percy Avugiak (Inupiaq/Yup’ik) will give a talk on Yup’ik masks on Sat., Aug. 27th from 3-4pm. The talk will be held in-person at the museum and on Zoom.  Avugiak’s talk will focus on traditional Yup’ik masks and their different styles and uses, including “teasing masks” and the “teasing masks” he has made. People wishing to reserve their spot to attend in-person or who wish to be emailed a zoom link should call (907) 747-8981.

Percy Avugiak is an Inupiaq and Yup’ik painter and carver with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He will be the Sheldon Jackson Museum’s artist-in-residence and working most days at the museum from August 19th-Sept. 10th. His Inupiaq roots are from the village of White Mountain and was raised in the Yup’ik village of Chefornak, Alaska. He lives and create art in Eagle River with his Inupiaq wife who is originally from the village of Shishmaref. His early painting are whimsical Alaska animals enjoying different scenes. He considers his best examples of artwork to be his abstract Alaskan Native dancing and singing paintings. He is also specializes in traditional mask making, wood and ivory carvings, acrylic landscape and portrait paintings, drawings and ivory/baleen jewelry making.

 

(Photo: Percy Avugiak in front of UAF Mural he painted, photo provided by Percy Avugiak)