Art Classes

Classes for Adults and Teens

Download the 2019 Fall/ Winter Program Guide here.

To register for a class or event, go to this website: Oneida Community Education Center, and then click on the green button in the upper right corner. Next, log in or create a new account for yourself. After you log in, you will be able to browse and register for current classes. For more info call the Oneida CEC Center at (920) 490-5260 ext 0; or the Arts Program at (920) 490-3830.

  • Piano Lessons with Beth Schultz
    Session I
    Every Monday from Sept. 9 - Oct. 28th, at 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, in the Arts Cottage
    General Fee: $160, Tribal / Employee Fee: $80, Youth Fee: $40
    Register online at http://bit.ly/pianoclassI
  • Session II
    Every Mondays from Nov 11 to Dec 30th, at 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, in the Arts Cottage
    Register online at http://bit.ly/pianoII

  • Guitar Lessons with Dustin Skenandore:
    Session 1
    Every Monday from Sept. 9 - Oct. 28 at 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, in the Arts Cottage
    General Fee: $160, Tribal / Employee Fee: $80, Youth Fee: $40
    Register online at http://bit.ly/guitarI
  • Session II
    Every Monday from Nov. 11 - Dec. 30th, at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the Arts Cottage
    General Fee: $160, Tribal / Employee Fee: $80, Youth Fee: $40
    Register online at http://bit.ly/guitar-II

  • Intro to Metalsmith
    Students will learn metalsmith techniques. Each student has the option to create either a copper brooch or a pair of copper earrings.
    General Fee: $50, Tribal / Employee Fee: $25
    Register online at http://bit.ly/metalsclass

  • Corn Husk Doll Making
    Learn the Oneida cultural history, tradition, and technique of making corn husk dolls. Basic supplies included in class fee.
    Sept. 10, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM in the Arts Cottage
    General Fee: $20, Tribal / Employee Fee: $10
    Register online at http://bit.ly/cornhuskdoll

  • Plein Air Painting: Water Color - Outdoors
    Capture the autumn colors and the warmth of the early fall while painting outdoors on the Oneida reservation. Basic supplies are included in the class fee; however, you may want to bring a chair.
    Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26th, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Meet in the Arts Cottage
    General Fee: $50, Tribal / Employee Fee: $25
    Register online at http://bit.ly/watercolorclass

  • Intro to Oneida Pottery
    Students will learn about Iroquois pottery and the basic techniques of making Oneida clay pottery. Supplies and materials are included in the class fee. Students can pick up their pottery after it’s been fired in the local kiln within 2-3 weeks of the last class session.
    Oct. 3, 8,10,15, and 17th in the Arts Cottage.
    General Fee: $60, Tribal / Employee Fee: $30
    Register online at http://bit.ly/oneidapottery

  • Writing Memoirs Workshop
    In this Memoir Writing Workshop, students will be inspired by “writing prompts,” led by the instructor. Students will use the five senses to remember moments in their personal lives. Add your memoirs to your family heritage and future generations. Included in the class are: supplies and materials, and a light lunch and beverages.
    Oct. 5th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, and Oct. 6th10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the Arts Cottage
    General Fee: $60, Tribal / Employee Fee: $30
    Register online at http://bit.ly/writememoirs

  • Intro to Deer Hide Tanning - Session 1
    Learn how to tan a deer hide. Students will learn tools and methods to tan a deer hide including fleshing, braining, wringing and stretching. They will produce a quality grade brain tanned, smoked deer hide. Dress for cool weather, and working with animal flesh, and strenuous work.
    Supplies and materials, and hospitality are included in the class fee. The class location may change to a remote site.
    Oct. 9, 10, and11th, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Meet in the Arts Cottage
    General Fee: $160, Tribal / Employee Fee: $80
    Register online at http://bit.ly/deerhidetanning

  • Finger Weaving Workshop
    Students will learn about techniques to set up a frame, and then finger weave a small project. Supplies and materials, and a light lunch are included in the class fee. Oct. 11th from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM, and Oct. 12 and 13th from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM in the Arts Cottage
    General Fee: $120, Tribal / Employee Fee: $60
    Register online at http://bit.ly/fingerweaving

  • Beading Chains & Earrings Workshop
    This beadwork workshop will begin with an introduction to beading the Plain Zig-Zag Chain and the Fancy Zigzag Chain for necklaces or medallions. Students will also learn the brick stitch and how to add bugle beads for the lower half of a pair of earrings.
    Oct. 11th 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM, and Oct. 12 and 13th 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM in the Arts Cottage
    General Fee: $80, Tribal / Employee Fee: $40
    Register online at http://bit.ly/beadingchains

  • Making Childrens Moccasins Workshop
    Students will make a pair of pucker toe moccasins for a child using commercial tanned buckskin, velveteen, thread, and bias tape. Youth sizes for moccasins includes shoe sizes for children ages 5 to 12 years.
    Nov. 1st from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM, and Nov. 2, 3rd from 10:00AM - 2:30 PM in the Arts Cottage.
    General Fee: $80, Tribal / Employee Fee: $40
    Register online at http://bit.ly/childmoccasins

  • Pumped for Printmaking
    This class will explore relief printmaking through linocuts. Use your knowledge to carve your own linocut and create your very own prints that can be used over and over again.
    Sept. 16th from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM in the Arts Cottage
    General Fee: $30, Tribal / Employee Fee: $15
    Register online at http://bit.ly/linocuts

  • Unique Shrink Plastic
    Shrinky Dinks are not just for kids! Use shrink plastic to design your own tiny wall art, keychains, earrings, pins, wine charms, and more. Supplies included.
    Sept. 23rd from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM in the Arts Cottage
    General Fee: $20, Tribal / Employee Fee: $10
    Register Online at http://bit.ly/shrinkplastic

  • Paint Night with Leanne Thompson: Fall Paint Night
    Paint a 16” x 20” scene inspired by Native American culture, symbols, and philosophy led by Leanne Thompson. All supplies included in the class fee.
    Sept. 30th from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the Location: Arts Cottage
    General Fee: $70, Tribal / Employee Fee: $35
    Register online at http://bit.ly/oneidapaint

  • Classy Calligraphy
    Learn about and practice a modern italic style of calligraphy for holiday cards, homemade signs and much more. Class size limited and includes take-home supplies.
    Nov. 5th from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM, and Nov. 12th from5:30 PM - 8:30 PM in the Arts Cottage
    General Fee: $60, Tribal / Employee Fee: $30
    Register online at http://bit.ly/writecalligraphy

For assistance with registration or more info call the Oneida CEC Center at (920) 490-5260 ext. 0

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 phrase 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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