Children's Program

Code: K0912-21

    • Ages 10 - 14

Native American Beading

Aug 2 - 6, 2021

9AM - 3PM


This course explores the rich tradition of Native American beadwork. Participants start by learning to weave on a traditional bead loom with colorful embroidery threads for the warp. There are many traditional bead designs to choose from and students are encouraged to make their own unique patterns. One also experiments with two Native American bead-weaving stitches to make dangle earrings or a pendant for a necklace. Native American stories and myths are woven into each day’s activities as well as different beading symbols and their meanings.


Wendy Ellsworth

Wendy Ellsworth has been a seed bead artist since 1970 and has a private studio at her home in Weaverville, NC. She has spent many years as an Artist-in-Schools in Colorado and Pennsylvania and teaches classes in beadwork nationally and internationally to both adults and children. In 2019, she was a Designer of the Year for Beadwork Magazine. Her book, Beading – the Creative Spirit, was published by SkyLight Paths in 2009.

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Tuition: $425.00
Studio Fee: $20.00
Registration Fee: $25.00

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Lodging & Meals

Anderson Ranch closely follows guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Colorado and the Pitkin County Health Department. In order to operate safely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Anderson Ranch has made significant modifications to our housing and meal offerings for Summer 2021. We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritizes the health and safety of our staff, students, faculty and guests while continuing to provide you with the Anderson Ranch experience that you know and enjoy.

Housing is very limited and includes private lodging only. Reservations will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you reserve housing, the better your chance of receiving your preferred option. Please note: Workshop costs do not include accommodations.

COVID-19 Safety Plan At-a-Glance

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Face Covering
Daily Wellness Checks

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Physical Distancing
Dedicated Studio Space

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Reduced Workshop Size
Individual Art Supplies

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Hand Washing Stations
Open Doors & Windows
Rigorous Cleaning Schedule

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