February 1, 2015 (Lakeside) – The Barona Cultural Center and Museum invites San Diegans to learn the art of Native American beading on Saturday, February 7 at a special class presented by Ancient Spirits Speak, the museum’s public education program.
Barona Tribal member LeLanie Thompson will teach the basics of this careful, meticulous craft. Knowledge of beading is considered sacred and dates back to when European traders introduced glass and metal beads to Native populations, who quickly adapted to using these new materials. Hundreds of years later, beading continues to be a Native American specialty.
The workshop will take place at the Barona Cultural Center and Museum on Saturday, February 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $25 for the public and is free to all Barona Tribal Members (price includes lunch and materials). Please RSVP by January 30 by calling (619) 443-7003, ext. 219. Class space is limited.