Carver to lead whistles workshop in Ketchikan

KETCHIKAN — Tsimshian artist John Hudson will lead a workshop called “Voices from Cedar: Carved Whistles of Southeast Alaska” at the Totem Heritage Center on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7-8, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tools and a blocked out “blank” for carving will be provided to each student.

Students must be comfortable using an adze and curved knives; beginners with some experience preferred.

Participants must register before Nov. 2. Call (907) 929-9208 or email biddisond@si.edu. The class is free but limited to five students.

The workshop was organized with the Smithsonian Institution’s Arctic Studies Center at the Anchorage Museum.

For more information, visit www.KetchikanMuseums.org

 

 

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