Spring Break at the Cowboy

Spring Break Drop-in Activity Calendar

Constructing Homes

March 15, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
There are many different kinds of homes. In Liichokoshkomo’ there are examples of six different types of Native American dwellings. Use building bricks, paper and other materials to recreate some of these dwellings. Then, try designing your own home!

Figurative Clay

March 16, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
In the Spiro and the Art of the Mississippian World exhibition, you will see many examples of figures like people and animals made of clay and stone. Use clay to make your own figurine.


March 17, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The art of twining is an old style of Cherokee textile weaving using twine made from tree bark or other plant fibers to make bags or clothing. Try a twining craft with Cherokee National Treasure in Textiles, Tonia Weavel.

Scratch Art Gorgets

March 18, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Shell gorgets are a Native American art form of polished, carved shell pendants worn around the neck. The gorgets are frequently engraved and are sometimes highlighted with paint. Make your own scratch art forget.

Paper Plate Weaving

March 19, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Many of the baskets you see in the Spiro and the Art of the Mississippian World exhibition are made out of reeds and other plant fibers. Come weave one of your own using a paper plate and yarn!

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