Archive | January, 2011

Performance Circle Class Information

25 Jan

Sign Up and First Class: January 25

 Classes: Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22

Seniors 4-5:30pm and Juniors 5:30-6:30pm

Performance Circle classes begin for this 12-week certification program. Ages 3-16, beginner dancers can join the Jr. Performance Circle and ages 6-16, experienced dancers can join the Sr. Performance Circle. The mission of the Anishinabe Performance Circle is aimed at promoting and enhancing positive self images of all children through the use of traditional Anishinabe arts (storytelling, dance, music, and language), and preparing our youth as leaders in a multicultural society. Dare to learn the culture and share it with others. For more information, visit our website at



SIGN UP TODAY! Workshop with Kelly Church

14 Jan

The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways is pleased to announce it will be presenting the 3rd Artist-in-Residence Mentoring Program starting this February. The Ziibiwing Center welcomes again to this year’s program their Exclusive Sponsor, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., a leading provider of financial services for individual investors.

The February workshop will focus on Fiber Arts with Kelly Church!

Workshop Dates: Monday, February 7 – Friday, February 11, 2011

Workshop Times: 5:30pm – 8pm held at the Ziibiwing Center

Kelly Church will lead the workshop and focus on Great Lakes Indian Fiber Arts including black ash basketry and birchbark biting techniques. The 5-day Fiber Arts Adult Workshop is $35 per participant. Space is limited.

All participants must register in advance and be 18 years or older.

Kelly is a highly-skilled woodland natural fiber artist from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. She is a black ash basket weaver, birchbark biter, and painter. Kelly is very involved in the fight against the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and educating the public about it. Kelly is an engaging teacher who has presented at conferences and workshops throughout the United States. Her workshop at the Ziibiwing Center will include making a round traditional black ash basket, a birchbark biting activity, and weaving a vinyl blind basket.

Call to sign up today! For more information contact the Ziibiwing Center’s Sales & Events Coordinator, Stefanie Griffin, at (989) 775-4744 or visit our website at

The Artist-in-Residence Mentoring Program was created in 2007 to provide Woodland Indian Art education, technique, tools, and cultural instruction to the next generation. There are four workshops scheduled for 2011 including Fiber Arts, Classic Animation Cel Painting, Beadwork, and Pottery. The programs include activities for classroom groups at the Ziibiwing Center from 9am – 1:30pm and adult workshops in the evenings from 5:30pm – 8pm. Both student and adult programs must be booked in advance. 

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