Art Classes in the Park: Native American Inspired Art Forms

5/4/2019 | Graham Cave State Park | Danville, MO

Join us and experience the art of coil pottery, beading, basket weaving, pictorial calendars and oral storytelling inspired by traditional Native American history and art forms. A variety of interactive art forms will be on display during the event including Native American Plains sign language, calligraphy, and pigment making displays. Park naturalists and partners will teach introductory level classes on the lawn in front of Graham Cave throughout the day.

In case of inclement weather, classes will be held at the park pavilion. All materials will be provided and classes are free. Registered participants and their family are invited to pack a lunch, bring a blanket and listen to Native American stories while dining at the cave.

To register for the classes, please contact Graham Cave State Park at 573-564-3476. Closing date for registration is 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 26. Special accommodations will be provided. Class size is limited, so sign up early. Non-participants are welcome to bring a chair, stay and watch. Please dress weather appropriate. Insect repellent is strongly recommended. Click here to read the news release. 

Class Schedule:
  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Coil Pottery (Ages: 12 to adult)  *15 minute break with refreshments
  • 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Beading (Ages 12 to adult)
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. - Lunch Break and The Art of Native American Storytelling and Oral Traditions
  • 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Basket Weaving (Ages 12 to adult)   *15 minute break with refreshments
  • 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. - Pictorial Calendars in the tradition of Winter Counts (Families of all ages) 

This event is one of many events Missouri State Parks is hosting in celebration of the National Park Trust's Kids to Parks Day! Click here for a complete list of events in Missouri state parks and historic sites throughout the state.

217 Highway TT, Danville, MO | (573) 564-3476

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs