10-12 participants, over age 12 years please. Some knowledge of hand sewing beneficial. May bring 1/4 yard of preferred fabric or I will provide. My doll workshops last 2-1/2 to 3 hours with most participants able to finish their doll dresses or they may take them home to complete. My rate is $200.00 per Doll Workshop plus expenses.
1. I will bring photos of my doll creations and tell how they were conceived and their stories; history as to how I got started making traditional Indian dolls also the story of the no-face dolls I make.
2. I will provide supplies for each participant to make a T Plains style dress for their doll or a Californian Mission style skirt and blouse. All hand worked, no sewing machines!
3. I will also provide a pattern for a 10" easy cloth doll for participants to make at home. I also provide participants with the option of purchasing a completed cloth doll I have made for $15.00.
Lakota History Lecture/Show and Tell Program
Any number, any age group. My rate is $100.00 for the lecture plus expenses. My lecture lasts 1 hour including time for questions. I bring artifacts from my personal Native collection and share stories about them. I also bring my powwow dresses and tell some history about powwows.
I am a loud speaker, so unless the area is auditorium size or gym size, I usually do not need a mic. I am pretty old school and prefer not to use electronics. No power point, etc. I usually speak in front of a 6-8 foot table (I'll cover with a blanket)and I display my history before the viewers. I like to use a white board to diagram a few things and to use for spelling Lakota words.
I am Enrolled Oglala Lakota (Sioux). My family comes from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. I am the mother of five, grandmother of 13. I have worked and been involved in the Native Community here in San Diego County for over 40 years. Most recently I was the Artifact Collections Manager and Research Librarian at the Barona Cultural Center and Museum. I am on two native boards dealing with Museums and Foster Care.
Please let me know if you need more information about my workshops or content.