Haskell Extension 2010 Spring Classes

For details, contact Valerie Switzler 785-832-6663.

Northern Style Moccasins
January 19, 21, 26, & 28th
TU & TH Minoka Hall - 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Creating moccasins is a beautiful traditional art form. Today people can enjoy various designs of moccasins, or choose to bring this traditional craft alive by creating their own. This course is designed for those students who have little or no experience with beading or working with buckskin/leather. Learn the traditional methods of making a pair of northern style moccasins. Students will apply beads to complete their project.
Materials Fee $20 per student.

Ribbon Shawl Class – April Danielson
Feb 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, & 18
TU & TH 101 Minoka Hall

The Woman’s dance shawl is an essential piece of a woman’s regalia. Wearing a dance shawl honors the dance, dancers, drummers and singers. This type of shawl uses ribbon instead of traditional fringe and is an artistic expression of the dancer. Shawls can become treasured heirlooms or when received as a gift in a giveaway expresses honor for the recipient. This class will share the history, background and tools to complete a contemporary Ribbon Shawl.
Materials Fee $20.00

Beginning Beadwork- MayAnne Mitchell
February 23 & 25/March 2, 4, 9 & 11
TU & TH 101 Minoka Hall

Our programs’ focus is on skills and skills development, rather than on completing projects. While every course uses a project in which to provide a context for applying skills, the outcome we are seeking is the learning of skills, not merely completing a project. Students will be taught the lazy stitch style of beadwork. This style is used in the construction of traditional and powwow clothes and adornments by many tribes across the United States.
Materials Fee $20.00

Tae Kwon Do – Thomas “Ed” Smith
January 5 to May
T&TH 4:00-5:00 pm Fitness Trailer

Smith’s Tae Kwon Do is dedicated to providing quality instruction and service to students of all ages. Smith teaches to provide students with tremendous physical and mental benefits. Smith offers safe, supervised, well instructed classes to adults and young student. Smith is dedicated to his students and promises to:
      • Acquaint the student with the philosophy of the Tae Kwon Do practitioner.
      • To acquaint the student with the beginning technique of Tae Kwon Do.
      • Prepare students for the physical rigors of unarmed self-defense.
      • Prepare students for competition at the local and state level.
Uniforms needed for the class can be purchased for $20-30 depending on size. plus $1 per week/$18.00 per semester.

Handmade Star Quilts – Kepsey Fixico
January 30, 2010 to April 24, 2010
Osceola Keokuk Hall Saturday 2-4 pm

The traditional Star Quilt has important significance to many Native American Cultures. Kepsey Fixico, elder and volunteer takes the time to carefully walk students through the making of a traditional Star Quilt from choosing colors to the careful stitches is takes to interlock the star pieces. Fixico develops a one-toone rapport with students as they make their soon-to-be heirloom treasures. The class is scheduled on Saturday afternoons to encourage the fellowship with other class mates and listen to the history of star quilts and the stories of why they are significant to Native American communities.
The materials fee $20.

Break it Down! – Alternative Spring Break
March 15-20, 2010
Meets @ Minoka - TBA

The fastest growing option to traditional spring break is Alternative Spring Break! Alternative Spring Break (ASB) usually means volunteering for spring break a rewarding and educational way to spend your spring break. Leading the way in ASB volunteering options are mega charities such United Way © and other large volunteer organizations. The Haskell Extension program is a smaller scale outreach program, looking to the city of Lawrence and indigenous communities, to offer students an alternative to traditional spring break. Haskell Extension partners with mega organizations and local indigenous community programs to offer you a chance to get to know Lawrence and local indigenous communities for a very rewarding experience.

Watch for posters of classes not confirmed at the time of printing this brochure (Peyote Stitch, Traditional Shawls and Beaded Treasures Classes)!!!