Cherokee Artist Workshops

Visit Cherokee Nation offers a variety of workshops led by experts in a wide range of disciplines in the arts. This workshop series was made possible by the Cherokee Artist Recovery Act. Signed into law by Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Deputy Chief Bryan Warner in 2022, the act aims to give relief to Cherokee artists negatively impacted by COVID-19. The act invests in artists through the acquisition of authentic Cherokee art, cultural classes, market support and facility enhancements.

All are welcome to participate. Due to their popularity, workshop classes fill up quickly and availability is not guaranteed.

New classes are added throughout the year to continually offer new subjects and learning opportunities. Follow Visit Cherokee Nation on social media for the latest information surrounding Cherokee Artist Workshops.

Tax Primer for Artists: Vivian Cottrell

August 2, 2024  |  10 am – 12 PM
Cherokee Arts Center

Cherokee National Treasure Vivian Cottrell, renowned for her mastery in the art of basketry, is sharing her knowledge on the best practices for taxes and reporting as an independent artist. This class will cover how to set up and file sales tax reports as well as record keeping requirements and income tax filing tips. Come join Vivian and get confident about doing your taxes. Secure your spot in class.

Working with a Foundry: Troy Jackson

September 14, 2024  |  10 am – 12 PM
Cherokee Arts Center

Artist Troy Jackson, a Cherokee National Treasure for his work in pottery, often times creating large pieces from clay and metal, brings his knowledge and skill to the Cherokee Arts Center as he leads a class on taking your clay pieces to a bronze sculpture. This workshop session will introduce twelve basic steps on how to produce a bronze sculpture from start to finish. It will include information on the materials, tools and supplies needed to make the transition as well as what is expected from both the foundry and you as the artist. If you have any interest in learning this process, this is a can’t miss event. Join Troy and reserve your spot in class today.

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