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  • Art at Home: Steatite Carving for Beginners

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Add to Calendar 04/20/2021 6:00 PM 04/20/2021 7:30 PM America/New_York Art at Home: Steatite Carving for Beginners

    SOLD OUT

    An evening with artist Hayden Haynes ­­(Onödowa’ga:’ – Deer Clan)

    Zoom Two-Part Workshop

    Tuesday, April 20 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, May 4 from 6 – 7 p.m.

    Rockwell Members: Free*
    Not-Yet-Members: $10
    Ship the Kit to Me Option: $15 (Orders must be placed by April 5)  

    Registrants must stop by the Museum to pick up materials prior to the workshop, or register for shipping by April 5. Kits will be available for pick up from The Museum Store starting April 9 during regular Museum hours (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.). 

    Add “Ship the Kit to Me” to your cart at registration, if desired. All mail-orders must be placed by April 5.

    Pick up an art kit designed for adults and unwind with Art at Home! Join instructor Hayden Haynes (Onödowa’ga:’ – Deer Clan) for an after-work, social, guided art project to learn how to shape and finish steatite (soapstone). In this two-part virtual carving workshop for beginners, you’ll be guided through creating your own carved object with a choice to make a bear or a representation of an old Hodinöhsö:ni’ non-functional clay pipe/bowl. Hayden will be available to answer questions with opportunities to converse and engage with other participants throughout the creative process.

    We’ll provide the materials, you bring your beverage of choice and come prepared to create! After you register, be sure to pick up your At At Home kit before the event. 

    Session 1 on April 20: Participants will learn the basics of carving by using small files to carve and shape their steatite form.

    Session 2 on May 4: This session will focus on the fundamentals of fine sanding your carved work and applying a gloss finish to give it a wonderful shine that will bring your creation to life.

    *This program is intended for adults


    Event Format: This is a Zoom Meeting – that means the use of your camera and microphone is optional. You’re welcome to have your camera and microphone on to participate in the conversation or enjoy the program with your camera and microphone off.

    A Zoom link will be included in your confirmation email once you register, and will include simple instructions on how to join with your computer, mobile phone or tablet. 

    About Hayden Haynes

    “Shaping and carving antlers (and bone) is a practice that has been done for centuries upon centuries across the world. Today, the art of antler carving is quite different than the utilitarian objects (tools, awls, hooks etc.) made long ago by the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) people. In my early 20’s, I would frequent the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum in Salamanca, NY. I was fascinated by the carvings on display. I was inspired by works by Stan Hill Sr., Norman Jimerson and Wayne Skye to name a few. That is when my interest in carving began. At first, I was carving simple eagle heads and other things that I based off the carvings I saw at the museum. This gave me a guide on how to shape different pieces. 

    My work then (and continues to) evolve as I continue make more creative works than what has already been done by Native carvers both past and present. I am constantly honing my relief carving skills, my portrait carving skills and generating new ideas and pieces never before seen in antler carving. Additionally, I am incorporating more and bright colors into antler work. This is a somewhat foreign idea to antler carving, but in order to advance the art and make what I do unique, it is something I feel good about doing. Today much of my work is aimed at pointing out contemporary issues we as Native people face.”

    Nya weh (Thank you) 
    Hayden Haynes
    Seneca-Deer Clan

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    SOLD OUT

    An evening with artist Hayden Haynes ­­(Onödowa’ga:’ – Deer Clan)

    Zoom Two-Part Workshop

    Tuesday, April 20 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, May 4 from 6 – 7 p.m.

    Rockwell Members: Free*
    Not-Yet-Members: $10
    Ship the Kit to Me Option: $15 (Orders must be placed by April 5)  

    Registrants must stop by the Museum to pick up materials prior to the workshop, or register for shipping by April 5. Kits will be available for pick up from The Museum Store starting April 9 during regular Museum hours (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.). 

    Add “Ship the Kit to Me” to your cart at registration, if desired. All mail-orders must be placed by April 5.

    Pick up an art kit designed for adults and unwind with Art at Home! Join instructor Hayden Haynes (Onödowa’ga:’ – Deer Clan) for an after-work, social, guided art project to learn how to shape and finish steatite (soapstone). In this two-part virtual carving workshop for beginners, you’ll be guided through creating your own carved object with a choice to make a bear or a representation of an old Hodinöhsö:ni’ non-functional clay pipe/bowl. Hayden will be available to answer questions with opportunities to converse and engage with other participants throughout the creative process.

    We’ll provide the materials, you bring your beverage of choice and come prepared to create! After you register, be sure to pick up your At At Home kit before the event. 

    Session 1 on April 20: Participants will learn the basics of carving by using small files to carve and shape their steatite form.

    Session 2 on May 4: This session will focus on the fundamentals of fine sanding your carved work and applying a gloss finish to give it a wonderful shine that will bring your creation to life.

    *This program is intended for adults


    Event Format: This is a Zoom Meeting – that means the use of your camera and microphone is optional. You’re welcome to have your camera and microphone on to participate in the conversation or enjoy the program with your camera and microphone off.

    A Zoom link will be included in your confirmation email once you register, and will include simple instructions on how to join with your computer, mobile phone or tablet. 

    About Hayden Haynes

    “Shaping and carving antlers (and bone) is a practice that has been done for centuries upon centuries across the world. Today, the art of antler carving is quite different than the utilitarian objects (tools, awls, hooks etc.) made long ago by the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) people. In my early 20’s, I would frequent the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum in Salamanca, NY. I was fascinated by the carvings on display. I was inspired by works by Stan Hill Sr., Norman Jimerson and Wayne Skye to name a few. That is when my interest in carving began. At first, I was carving simple eagle heads and other things that I based off the carvings I saw at the museum. This gave me a guide on how to shape different pieces. 

    My work then (and continues to) evolve as I continue make more creative works than what has already been done by Native carvers both past and present. I am constantly honing my relief carving skills, my portrait carving skills and generating new ideas and pieces never before seen in antler carving. Additionally, I am incorporating more and bright colors into antler work. This is a somewhat foreign idea to antler carving, but in order to advance the art and make what I do unique, it is something I feel good about doing. Today much of my work is aimed at pointing out contemporary issues we as Native people face.”

    Nya weh (Thank you) 
    Hayden Haynes
    Seneca-Deer Clan