Larsen Bay students making masks in 2003
Sharing Heritage in Rural Schools
Every year travel to Kodiak's rural communities to explore Alutiiq artistic traditions. Artists accompany staff members to work with students, who complete their own projects with inspiration from ancestral designs and modern experience. The program debuted in 2001 with lessons on grass basket weaving and has continued with lessons in wood carving, fish skin sewing, steam bending, kayak building, and antler working. In 2013, students will create and emborider a caribou skin garment with each community sewing a part. This project is a partnership with the in partnership with the Kodiak School District.
2013 Workshop Schedule:
Akhiok: March 25-29
Larsen Bay: April 8-12
Old Harbor: April 15-19
Port Lions: April 22-26
Ouzinkie: May 6-10
For more information please contact Public Outreach Coordinator Danielle Ringer, 486-7004, x22.
Traveling Traditions 2013 generously supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Maes Fulford and Family, Kodiak Island Borough School District Enliven Program, Port Lions Tribal Council, Larsen Bay Tribal Council, the Kodiak Island Housing Authority, Dr. Gordon Pullar, and the Native Village of Afognak.