October 12, 2019 – 1:00 pm

Studio Workshop: Beaded Medallions

presented by Chelsea Kaiah, artist and teaching assistant

  • Jamie Okuma, Luiseno/Shoshone-Bannock. Adaptation II, 2012. Shoes designed by Christian Louboutin. Leather, glass beads, porcupine quills, sterling silver cones, brass sequins, chicken feathers, cloth, deer rawhide, and buckskin. Minneapolis Institute of Art, Bequest of Virginia Doneghy, by exchange, 2012.68.1A,B. © 2012 Jamie Okuma

Saturday, October 12, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Frist Art Museum Studio B


Learn more about Native American beadwork featured in the exhibition Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists in this hands-on workshop. After a tour of the exhibition, artist and Frist Art Museum teaching assistant Chelsea Kaiah (Ute, Apache) will teach introductory beading techniques used by artist Jamie Okuma (Luiseño, Shoshone-Bannock). Participants will make their own beaded medallions, inspired by Adaptation II, Okuma’s embellished Christian Louboutin heels.



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