As part of the Alaska Native Residency Program, artist Golga Oscar (Yup’ik) will offer a class in traditional Yup’ik bag making at the Sheldon Jackson Museum on Wednesday, October 25th and Thursday, October 26th, from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM each day.
The class is in-person only and limited in size to under 10 students; registration in advance is necessary. The class is free of charge, but a $25 fee will apply towards the bag-making materials provided. The $25 should be paid via check to Oscar at the time of sign-up.
The class description below comes from Golga Oscar:
“Students will be creating a unique Yup’ik pouch by using cross or running stitch and Kelugkaq (fancy stitching) techniques. Most materials we will be exploring are calfskin, leather, yarn, and corduroy/cotton fabric. During the time of the project, you will get a chance to learn about Yup’ik culture through the knowledge I have gained throughout my research. As part of that knowledge, we will create an atmosphere of Yup’ik values and how we engage in them.”
To register for the class or learn more, call the museum at (907) 747-8981.