SITKA, Alaska â€“ The University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus will offer silver engraving as one of its Northwest Coast Art offerings. This class will begin December 2 – 11, 2013 at the UAS Sitka Campus. The one-credit class will be taught by award-winning metalsmith Nicholas Galanin of Sitka.
“Students will get an introduction to hand engraving, Tlingit design, tool making and metalsmithing,” said Galanin, a Tlingit/Aleut multidisciplinary artist who also carves wood and paper, plays music and shoots video. Last December, Galanin received a United States Artists Rasmuson Fellowship award in the crafts and traditional arts category.
The class serves as an introduction to Northwest Coast silver and copper engraving techniques. It includes application of design, tools, making of engravers, methods of carving, and designing and carving a copper project. A history of carving in Northwest Coast Native art also will be included.
To learn more about this class and other UAS Sitka Campus programs, stop by the campus, call 747-7700, or go online at www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka.