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Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Basketmaking Workshop with Gabriel Frey, Passamaquoddy

Join Gabriel Frey, award-winning Passamaquoddy basketmaker, for a two-day workshop where you’ll be able to create your own unique basket! For as long as Gabriel can remember, brown ash basketmaking has been an important part of his life. He is very passionate about this art form because it keeps him connected to his ancestors while ensuring that he has something of value to pass onto the next generation.  

This two-day workshop will begin at 10 am and end at 4 pm each day. Registration required, space limited. The cost of this workshop is $250.

For more information, or to register, contact Abbe Museum Curator of Education Starr Kelly at (207) 288-3519 or starr@abbemuseum.org.

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Sep
13
10:00 AM10:00

Basketmaking Workshop with Gabriel Frey, Passamaquoddy

Join Gabriel Frey, award-winning Passamaquoddy basketmaker, for a two-day workshop where you’ll be able to create your own unique basket! For as long as Gabriel can remember, brown ash basketmaking has been an important part of his life. He is very passionate about this art form because it keeps him connected to his ancestors while ensuring that he has something of value to pass onto the next generation.  

This two-day workshop will begin at 10 am and end at 4 pm each day. Registration required, space limited. The cost of this workshop is $250.

For more information, or to register, contact Abbe Museum Curator of Education Starr Kelly at (207) 288-3519 or starr@abbemuseum.org.

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Aug
24
10:30 AM10:30

Sea Glass Jewelry Workshop with Ann Pollard- Ranco, Penobscot

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The Abbe is hosting a unique drop in workshop for visitors to learn more about sea glass art with Ann Pollard-Ranco, Penobscot. Ann invites you to sit and chat with her about her art while she gives guests a demonstration of her process. You are also welcome to try your hand at making a pendant of your own to take home!

This program is being offered in conjunction with the Abbe’s new temporary art exhibit wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. Wolanketutomon, a collaboration between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum, explores the protection of waters sacred to the Wabanaki and the conservation of sea-life living in those waters. It will feature original artwork created by indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador).

This program is free with the price of regular admission. No need to reserve a spot, this is a drop in program. Questions? Email us at educator@abbemuseum.org

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Aug
23
10:30 AM10:30

Sea Glass Jewelry Workshop with Ann Pollard- Ranco, Penobscot

Ann Pollard Ranco Kids Seaglass.JPG

The Abbe is hosting a unique drop in workshop for visitors to learn more about sea glass art with Ann Pollard-Ranco, Penobscot. Ann invites you to sit and chat with her about her art while she gives guests a demonstration of her process. You are also welcome to try your hand at making a pendant of your own to take home!

This program is being offered in conjunction with the Abbe’s new temporary art exhibit wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. Wolanketutomon, a collaboration between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum, explores the protection of waters sacred to the Wabanaki and the conservation of sea-life living in those waters. It will feature original artwork created by indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador).

This program is free with the price of regular admission. No need to reserve a spot, this is a drop in program. Questions? Email us at educator@abbemuseum.org.

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Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

Drum Making Workshop with Natalie Dana, Passamaquoddy/Penobscot

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We have an exciting opportunity for those interested in learning how hand drums are made! Natalie Dana will be hosting a workshop at the Abbe Museum where participants will be able to make their own hand drum to take home with them. Natalie is a Passamaquoddy and Penobscot artist specializing in drum making and is a graduate from the University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology.

This workshop is recommended for adults since the use of sharp tools is necessary. Participants will be working with animal hide and should be prepared to get messy.

Registration for this workshop is closed, please contact educator@abbemuseum.org to learn more about future programs.

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Jul
18
10:30 AM10:30

Raised Beadwork Class

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Starr Kelly, Algonquin, will be hosting a raised beadwork basics class for those interested in trying their hand at traditional beadwork. Participants will have their own creation to bring home at the end of the day and learn directly from a contemporary artist.

Starr is from the Algonquin community of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg. She works in both flat and raised beadwork techniques and draws inspiration from the traditions of her community and modern twists on classic styles.

This workshop is brought to our visitors in conjunction with our new temporary exhibit wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. This collaborative exhibition between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum explores the relationship between people and water. It features original artwork by Indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador). Starr is one of the featured artists in wolankeyutomon.

Registration is $50 (Members $20) and includes all the costs of materials. Space is limited, please register for the event by emailing educator@abbemuseum.org.

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Jul
13
9:00 AM09:00

Fancy Basket Workshop with Molly Neptune Parker

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The Abbe is pleased to announce that our popular fancy basket workshop with Passamaquoddy Master Basketmaker Molly Neptune Parker is back! Molly is a recipient of the 2012 Traditional Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and has been leading these workshops at the Abbe for years.

This two-day workshop will begin at 9 am and end at 4 pm each day. There will be an hour lunch break during the workshop. Registration required, space limited. The cost of this workshop is $250. Register soon, spots fill up fast!

For more information, or to register, contact Abbe Museum Curator of Education Starr Kelly, at (207) 288-3519 or starr@abbemuseum.org.

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Jul
12
9:00 AM09:00

Fancy Basket Workshop with Molly Neptune Parker

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The Abbe is pleased to announce that our popular fancy basket workshop with Passamaquoddy Master Basketmaker Molly Neptune Parker is back! Molly is a recipient of the 2012 Traditional Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and has been leading these workshops at the Abbe for years.

This two-day workshop will begin at 9 am and end at 4 pm each day. There will be an hour lunch break during the workshop. Registration required, space limited. The cost of this workshop is $250. Register soon, spots fill up fast!

For more information, or to register, contact Abbe Museum Curator of Education Starr Kelly, at (207) 288-3519 or starr@abbemuseum.org.

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