In conjunction with the exhibit, Native New England Now: Celebrating Six Years of NEFA’s Native Arts Program, exhibit artist Jeanne Morningstar Kent (Nulhegan Band, Coosuk Abenaki of Vermont) leads a 3-hour workshop for families to create a work of art. This is a wonderful project for parents to do with children ages 10 and older. Gourd art is an ancient tradition among indigenous peoples of the Americas; gourds have been used to carry water, store foods, as bird houses, and fashioned into rattles for ceremonies. After a 1-hour presentation about gourds and how to work with them safely, participants decorate a six-inch gourd bowl prepared by the instructor; bring a design or use one provided by Jeanne. The dyes are permanent – wear appropriate clothing.

Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center
110 Pequot Trail |  Mashantucket, CT 06338 | 860.396.6800

In the CL&P Room. Limited to 16 participants, ages 10 and older; all children must be accompanied by an adult. $15/$5 Museum members. $35 materials fee due at registration.

REGISTER: Call (800) 411-9671 or email seleazer@pequotmuseum.org by 10.5.13.