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Release Date: December 14, 2017

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

SULPHUR, Okla. -- The Chickasaw Nation is offering a silk painting workshop taught by Choctaw artist Patta Butcher. The workshop is scheduled for Dec. 16 at the ARTesian Gallery & Studios, 100 West Muskogee St.

The workshop is open to any skill level. Two separate classes will be available, 10:30 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.

Participants will learn the process of applying dyes on silk fabric using a fusion of contemporary original design concepts and traditional Native American motifs.

Butcher has been a professional artist for more than 30 years and has a background in fashion design, clothing and textiles. She has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Oklahoma and was named the 2017 Red Earth “Honored One.”

An enrollment fee of $25 includes instruction and materials. Pre-registration is encouraged. Class size is limited.

To reserve a seat, contact the Artesian Gallery & Studios, 580-622-8040.

Last Updated: 09/16/2016