Art Classes

Classes for Adults and Teens

The Art Classes schedule is now available for January though April, 2019. The following classes will be held in the Oneida Nation Arts Program cottage at 1270 Packerland Dr. in Green Bay, WI, 54304. Registration takes place at the Oneida Community Education Center (CEC). For more info: call the Central Registration Desk in the CEC at (920) 490-5260 ext 0, or register online through the Community Pass website at http://bit.ly/cec-arts-registration Must have an account on Community Pass to register for classes.

  • Silversmith Jewelry Designer
    The class is open to intermediate silversmith students. Students
    can choose to design and finish a pair of earrings, brooches, or pendants in this class. Supplies are included in the class fee. Must have prior metal work or silversmith experience.
    Feb. 11, Feb. 13, Feb. 18, Feb. 20, 2019; 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Call to request info about fees (920) 496-5260 ext. 0

  • Mini Pine Needle Basket
    Basket makers at every level will enjoy this unique experience. Beginners are also welcome. The mini baskets are made
    with pine needles. Students will choose between a ceramic base or a walnut shell base as a foundation for the basket. All supplies are included. Free class, no fee.
    Feb. 13, 2019; 5:30pm to 8:00pm
    Free class

  • Drawing in Color
    Participants will learn how to create depth in their drawings and effective use of color using pastels and professional grade colored pencils. Improve your compositions and color selections in your paintings and for designing beadwork. Basic supplies included in class fee.
    Mar. 7, Mar. 14, Mar. 21, Mar. 28, 2019; 5:30pm to 7:30pm
    General Fee: $20.00, Tribal Employee and Tribal member: $10.00

  • Intro to Oneida Pottery
    Students will learn the basic techniques of making Oneida Pottery including hand-building (coil method) and designing using ancient methods such as charding, stamping, and incising. Basic supplies included in class fee.
    Mar. 7, Mar. 12, Mar. 14, Mar. 19, Mar. 21, 2019; 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    General fee: $50.00, and Tribal employees and tribal members: $25.00

  • Casserole Carrier Basket
    Participants will weave a Casserole Carrier using reeds. Beginners will weave an open basket with a rim. Advanced weavers will incorporate a handle into the basket. Basic supplies included in class fee.
    April 2, April 9, April 16, 2019; 5:30pm to 7:30pm
    General Fee: $40 Tribal Employee and Tribal member Fee: $20

  • Women’s Feather Cape
    Woodland women, dating back to the 1600s wore feather capes for warmth and adornment. In this class, participants will learn about its history and make their own cape using white goose feathers. All supplies are included in class fee.
    April 2, 4, 9, 11, 2019; 5:00-7:00 p.m.
    General Fee: $130 Tribal Employee and Tribal member Fee: $65

  • Iroquois Raised Beaded Coin Purse
    Participants will learn the basic techniques for beading flowers, leaves, birds, strawberries, and butterflies. The coin purse will be made of velvet and lined with calico fabric. Basic supplies included in class fee.
    April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25, 2019; 5:30pm to 7:30pm
    General Fee: $60.00, Tribal Employee and Tribal member: $30.00

  • Corn Husk Doll Making
    Learn the Oneida cultural history, tradition, and technique of making corn husk dolls. Basic supplies included in class
    April 10, 2019; 5:00pm to 8:00pm
    General Fee: $20.00, Tribal Employee and Tribal member: $10.00

  • Paint Night with Leanne Thompson
    Paint a 16” by 20” unique scene of a Native American cultural theme and authentic significance. The class fees include the pre-stretched canvas, acrylic paint, brushes, and supplies. Basic supplies included in class fee.
    April 29, 2019; 5:30 to 8:30pm
    General Fee: $50.00, Tribal Employee and Tribal member: $35.00

Class registration is at the Oneida Community Education Center or online on their "Community Pass" website at: http://bit.ly/cec-arts-registration For more info call the Oneida CEC Center at (920) 490-5260 ext 0; or the Arts Program at (920) 490-3830.

Community Art Activities

Oneida Basket Guild: Twatashe’nutslu:níhe

The Oneida Basket Guild holds monthly meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from Sept. through May. The guild is for novices and experienced basket weavers. There is a short business meeting and a basket project at each monthly meeting. The guild meets in the Oneida Community Education Center, 2632 S. Packerland Dr, Green Bay, WI 54313. Visit the Guild's Facebook page, or call Ty Peebles at (920) 784-9651.

Regular Dates: Guild meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 5:00-8:00pm for open workshop; and the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5:30-8:30pm for special classes and workshops. Beginner basket weavers are welcome on the 3rd Saturday of each month (Sept. through May) from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Annual Fee: $30 (Cash, check, credit card, money orders)

For more information, contact the Oneida Arts Program at (920) 490-3832 or by email Or, contact the Basket Guild present, Tyanne by email.

The Oneida phase Twatashe’nutslu:níhe is pronounced like dwa-da-say-noot-sloo-nee-hay, and it means “all of us make baskets.” The guild was formerly known as Twashe?nutslu.nihe?


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