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Join us as we plant new native plants on our grounds and prepare for the upcoming program season.

Bring work gloves. Snacks will be provided.

Please let us know if you can come!
Email info@lelooska.org or 360-225-9522

Work Party!March 10, 2018, 2:00pmLelooska Foundation and Cultural CenterJoin us as we plant new native plants on our grounds and prepare for the upcoming program season.

Bring work gloves. Snacks will be provided.

Please let us know if you can come!
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Work Party!

3 days ago

$60
Chief Tsungani shares the final stages of creating a mask, transforming rough wooden carvings into the vibrant, colorful, complex crests of the ceremonial houses. Tsungani will demonstrate detail carving, sanding techniques, painting and assembly of articulated or transformation masks. You will see firsthand the finishing touches that bring these pieces to life, including setting hair, abalone inlays, and more. This class utilizes masterful demonstrations, and is suitable for all skill levels and builds on the information shared in NW Coast Woodcarving 1: Exploring traditions. Please bring a lunch.

NW Coast Woodcarving 2: The Final StagesMarch 17, 2018, 10:00amLelooska Foundation and Cultural Center$60
Chief Tsungani shares the final stages of creating a mask, transforming rough wooden carvings into the vibrant, colorful, complex crests of the ceremonial houses. Tsungani will demonstrate detail carving, sanding techniques, painting and assembly of articulated or transformation masks. You will see firsthand the finishing touches that bring these pieces to life, including setting hair, abalone inlays, and more. This class utilizes masterful demonstrations, and is suitable for all skill levels and builds on the information shared in NW Coast Woodcarving 1: Exploring traditions. Please bring a lunch.
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NW Coast Woodcarving 2: The Final Stages

3 days ago

$35
Learn the history and significance of how the Button Blanket became part of the culture of the Native Peoples of the Northwest Coast. Mariah Ts’igilhilaqw will share the different materials and techniques used in creating a button blanket. Then, create your own miniature button blanket from felt.

Miniature Button BlanketMarch 17, 2018, 3:00pmLelooska Foundation and Cultural Center$35
Learn the history and significance of how the Button Blanket became part of the culture of the Native Peoples of the Northwest Coast. Mariah Ts’igilhilaqw will share the different materials and techniques used in creating a button blanket. Then, create your own miniature button blanket from felt.
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Miniature Button Blanket

3 days ago

$45
Explore with Tsungani how the forms and elements of Northwest Coast art come together as designs that represent hereditary crests. You will learn basic forms and begin to work on layout of designs through drawing and the creation of templates. This a valuable hands on class for those interested in carving, painting or button blankets. Please bring a lunch and a sketchbook.

NW Coast Flat DesignMarch 10, 2018, 10:00amLelooska Foundation and Cultural Center$45
Explore with Tsungani how the forms and elements of Northwest Coast art come together as designs that represent hereditary crests. You will learn basic forms and begin to work on layout of designs through drawing and the creation of templates. This a valuable hands on class for those interested in carving, painting or button blankets. Please bring a lunch and a sketchbook.
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NW Coast Flat Design

3 days ago

$45
Chief Tsungani takes you on a tour of the region’s varying tribal styles and history of mask making along the Northwest Coast. Tsungani will demonstrate the tools of the trade; the D-adz, elbow adz, crooked knives, straight knives, and slant blades, as well as the techniques used to create ceremonial masks, totem poles, rattles, and other wood carvings. This class will endow you with a solid theoretical understanding of Northwest woodcarving from a current master, and is intended for all levels of skill, from woodcarver to curious observer. This is the ideal opportunity to expand your knowledge of Northwest Coast Indian art. You are welcome to bring a piece of your own for critique. Please bring a lunch.

NW Coast Woodcarving 1: Exploring TraditionsMarch 3, 2018, 10:00amLelooska Foundation and Cultural Center$45
Chief Tsungani takes you on a tour of the region’s varying tribal styles and history of mask making along the Northwest Coast. Tsungani will demonstrate the tools of the trade; the D-adz, elbow adz, crooked knives, straight knives, and slant blades, as well as the techniques used to create ceremonial masks, totem poles, rattles, and other wood carvings. This class will endow you with a solid theoretical understanding of Northwest woodcarving from a current master, and is intended for all levels of skill, from woodcarver to curious observer. This is the ideal opportunity to expand your knowledge of Northwest Coast Indian art. You are welcome to bring a piece of your own for critique. Please bring a lunch.
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NW Coast Woodcarving 1: Exploring Traditions

3 days ago

We are so grateful this year to have had our first business program sponsor! Thank you to Clutch and Brake Doctors for your support! See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

We are so grateful this year to have had our first business program sponsor! Thank you to Clutch and Brake Doctors for your support!

It’s a blustery day at the Lelooska Cultural Center! Thank you to all the volunteers this summer that pruned trees and cleaned up limbs, it has made a huge difference! See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Our last Fall School Program was Friday December 1st. Thank you to all our guests for joining us this this season. If you missed out, programs start again in April. See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Our last Fall School Program was Friday December 1st. Thank you to all our guests for joining us this this season. If you missed out, programs start again in April.

Thank you to Westridge Elementary from Lake Oswego, OR, Stafford Primary from West Linn, OR, Homeschool Group from Portland, OR and Three Rivers Christian from Longview, WA. We enjoyed having you. See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Thank you to Westridge Elementary from Lake Oswego, OR, Stafford Primary from West Linn, OR, Homeschool Group from Portland, OR and Three Rivers Christian from Longview, WA. We enjoyed having you.

Thank you to St Rose School from Portland, OR, Hillsboro Online Academy from Hillsboro, OR, and Alameda Elementary from Portland, OR for joining us today. See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Thank you to St Rose School from Portland, OR, Hillsboro Online Academy from Hillsboro, OR, and Alameda Elementary from Portland, OR for joining us today.

 

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