Events at Fort Vancouver
Friends of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and the National Park Service are honored to present:
Saturday, October 1, 2022
All Day Workshop Instruction & Beading Kit
9 AM to 3:50 PM
At Fort Vancouver Visitor Center
1501 East Evergreen Blvd. Vancouver, WA 98661
By prepaid reservation only.
Instructor: Brigette McConville, a citizen of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
Welcome to the world of glass tapestry. Glass beads were introduced to the Columbia River Tribes prior to the first treaty negotiations in 1855. With the introduction of glass beads, the Native American world of artistic representation grew fast and full. Before this time, the tribes of the Columbia River: the Nez Perce, Yakama Nation, Confederated Tribes of Umatilla, and Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs utilized stones, bones, shell, and paint. Glass beads were a much-welcomed gift.
In this extraordinary class, you will be able to view the different techniques of beading through finished objects made by Brigette McConville who is highly recognized for her artistry. The different types of foundations, supplies, and beads will be discussed and distributed.
A small beading project that may be used in various ways will be worked and it will allow the student to apply several techniques on their own for personal projects.
Supplies for instruction and learning project are included in the fee.
Please bring water and sack lunch of your choice as there are no lunch facilities available.