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Native American Art Creating Beadwork Designs

January 14, 2010

a SPSF grant opportunity

Lawrence Education Center hosted another workshop in the “Native American Art” series, which was made possible by a grant for the Springfield Public Schools Foundation.

The workshop titled, “Creating Beadwork Designs,” was facilitated by the Lawrence Education Center principal, Ms. Kathi Lee. The workshop exams the Native American art of beading.

The concept of making patterns with beads was explained. Students were taught to plan ahead for enough beads to accommodate an even pattern to fill the entire beaded jewelry piece. A helpful beadwork tactic is to tie a large bead at the end of the cord to hold the beads in place while stringing them.