The Museum Of The Aleutians Creates Workshops To Build On Exhibitions
Have you ever wanted to learn to make a doll? This weekend the Museum of the Aleutians is offering a free workshop.
“We’re going to be making pretty simple dolls. It’s mostly an exercise to get people comfortable and familiar with basic stitches and making something together," said Education Coordinator Lauren Snyder. "We’ve been making them all week and they’re really fun! You can make them as big or as small as you’d like.”
Snyder says this workshop is part of a push from the museum to do more events related to their exhibitions.
“We’re hoping to get out of the walls of the museum, into the community and do more making activities where we are getting community members of different ages and of different backgrounds, and we’re making things that go along with the exhibitions we have at the museum,” Snyder said.
The doll making workshop is from 12-3pm Saturday at the Father Ishmail Gromoff Senior Center. The event is open to anyone five and older. Patterns and materials will be provided.
If you’re interested in learning more about dolls, The Museum of the Aleutians exhibition “Alaska Native Dolls: A Cultural Thread” is open through April 2019.