Folklife Workshops

Folklife Workshops

  • Date Dec 2, 2023 • 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Location Castellani Art Museum Classroom


Folklife Workshops are small, hands-on programs led by local folk artists and tradition bearers that engage participants in the diverse cultural heritage of our region. Participants learn the meanings, materials, and techniques of a cultural tradition practiced locally in a structured lesson, where they create their own work under the guidance and instruction of the workshop teacher. These family-friendly programs provide an opportunity for local folk artists to share their cultural knowledge and practices with a wider audience, and for members of the community to come together and celebrate cultural exchange. 

Cost: $15/Adult, $10/Child, Free for Members, EBT card holders, and NU Students.
Registration Required*

*Registration is non-refundable.

Fall Season

November 18 | Arabic Calligraphy and Islamic Arts
Time: 2–4 p.m.
Description: Learn about the relationship between geometric patterns, vegetal art, and Arabic calligraphy in Islamic artistic traditions. Create unique works that combine calligraphy, geometric designs, and naturalistic decorations in this workshop led by artist Nada Odeh.

December 2 |SOLD OUT Beaded Christmas Ornament
Time: 2–4 p.m.
Description: Learn about the tradition of Tuscarora beadwork and the traditional patterns used in creating ornaments including strawberries, birds, teardrops, stars, and more. Create your beaded strawberry ornament while learning about the history of Tuscarora beadwork and artists in the local community in this workshop led by Tina Mt. Pleasant.

If the event is sold out, please email  to be added to the event waitlist. 

CAM Programming Discount Codes
NU Faculty, staff, and students – NUCAMFAM
EBT patrons – Please call Evan Wright at 716-286 -8201 

Folklife Workshops are made possible through the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.