Indigenous Arts Workshops

Indigenous Arts Workshops

Michael Ray Johnson’s Weaving Workshop


Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization aimed at providing opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development. With an emphasis on contemporary, fine-art printmaking, we also function as a venue to practice traditional Native American art practices — weaving, bead working and regalia making — of the Plateau region.

Crow’s Shadow plays host to a variety of Traditional Arts Workshops throughout the year. Some classes that have been offered in the past include Basketweaving/Twining, Keyhole, Horse Mask making, and Beadwork. Classes are taught by members of the community who want to share their knowledge of traditional techniques. Traditional Arts Workshops are generally offered over a two day period and supplies are included with registration for the workshop.

Recognizing art as an intrinsic and essential element of Native American culture, we are committed to helping people, young and old, develop their artistic gifts and skills. Through a variety of professional and educational services, we look to give dedicated artists a strong voice while also providing a conduit to the mainstream art world.

Joey Lavadour Weaving Workshop



Joey Lavadour speaking with visiting curator Michelle Grabner



Summer Community Recreation Students