Plateau Style Beading Workshop
Instructor: Roger Amerman
$100 plus materials (approximately $25) | THIS CLASS IS FULL
This is a 14-hour workshop, 6-9 p.m. on Friday night, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Sunday. It will be limited to eight students – beginners as well as experienced bead-workers welcome.
Workshop participants will learn the basics of beading with size 10/0 and 11/0 seed beads, as well as a two-needle process where one thread and needle strings and holds the beads and the 2nd thread and needle stitches the beads down every three or less beads. The particular method of bead stitching to be employed in this course is referred to as “contour” and “lane” bead stitchings. We will examine color use, color contrast, bead edging solutions and beading texture strategies. The final product of this workshop will be a beaded neck bag that incorporates your own style, your sense of color and texture, and is unique to you and your skill level. For those of you that work quickly or have advanced experience, Roger will have you generate a personalized tobacco bag that emphasizes a unique “brick stitch” pony bead edging.
About this Instructor:
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), and a highly accomplished artist whose work has been featured throughout the United States, including the Smithsonian Institution, Museum of the American Indian, Washington DC.
Roger has developed strong associations and ties with Umatilla, Yakama and the New Perce communities through educational and working activities, and he has also written, lectured, and taught across the West. Amerman credits much of his earlier and formative Plateau style beadwork training and influences to the late Margret Sohappy and Marie Pond-Brown. Mr. Amerman resides on his wife’s reservation, the Nez Perce Reservation of Idaho, and lives in Stites, Idaho, where he continues to lecture and teach, and do commission work for museums.