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Native American Beading 2-day Workshop with Roger Amerman

February 25 @ 10:00 am - February 27 @ 1:00 pm


Workshop participants will learn the basics of beading with seed beads, sizes 10/o and 11/o, as well as a two-needle process in order to construct a beaded neck bag. This method of bead stitching is referred to as “contour” and “lane” bead stitching. We will also examine color use and contrast, bead edging solutions and beading texture strategies. Students will end the workshop with a bag that embodies their style, sense of color, texture, and is unique to them.

This two day workshop will run from:
10a.m.-4p.m. on Saturday February 26th, &
9a.m.-1p.m. on Sunday February 27st. 

Optional pre-workshop introduction Friday February 25th 6-7p.m.


Roger Amerman, is an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, a former Park Ranger with the US National Park Service (Whitman Mission National Historic Site, Walla Walla, WA), as well as a highly accomplished artist that competes and has been featured throughout the United States.

Saddle Drop Design, Rodger Amerman

Some of Rogers accomplishments and experience in bead working include:

  • Commissioned in 2019 to construct several traditional Choctaw male ceremonial beaded and shell embroidered apparel items for two heritage “time-line” diorama installations (1640 era and 1840 era) that will be featured in the newly constructed Choctaw Nation Cultural Center (September 2020, Durant, OK).
  • Beadwork being featured in exhibit and associated book, “Floral Journey-Native North American Beadwork”, Autry National Center (March 2014-April 2015, Los Angeles, CA).
  • Featured “Exhibition Artist” at Choctaw Days, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (June 2011, Washington D.C.).
  • Instructor for a Native American Beading Workshop “Creating Excitement”, sponsored by the Burke Museum, University of Washington, December 7, 2003 (Seattle, WA).


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February 25 @ 10:00 am
February 27 @ 1:00 pm
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Dawn Norman


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