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Classes

Throughout the year, the Alaska Native Heritage Center brings opportunities to the community to learn more about Alaska Native culture, traditions, art, and language. Current class offerings are listed below. For up-to-the-moment class announcements follow our Facebook page.

Cultural Awareness Workshops

Alaska is home to a variety of cultures, languages, and ways of life. Increased knowledge of cultural differences allows workshop participants to better serve their clients and employees and help promote harmony among Alaskan citizens.

The Alaska Native Heritage Center’s Cultural Awareness Workshops (CAW) is an interactive step to learning how to work among diverse cultures. Especially useful for business leaders seeking to maximize the productivity and innovation that diversity brings to the office place, CAWs are also beneficial for individuals who are new to Alaska or who are seeking to learn more about Alaska Native people and culture in general.

Call 907-330-8000 to learn more about how a CAW can benefit you and your business and to speak with an ANHC staff member about pricing, or email caw@alaskanative.net for more information.

Mellon Master Artist Workshops

Through the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, ANHC is able to host Master Artists who will teach you classic art forms from Alaska Native cultures. Workshops range from a two-day to a week-long experience, and in most cases, the materials are provided along with the guidance. All workshops take place on ANHC’s campus, with plenty of free parking.

The Mellon Master Artist program also provides professional business training for artists who are seeking a way to make their art more financially sustainable. The classes, provided by Alaska Native artists trained by the First People’s Fund, cover most aspects of maintaining a business as an artist, including marketing and internet presence. These classes are free to the public and are on a first-come, first-served sign-up basis.

Check the Events page for upcoming classes and on-site. For more information on the Mellon Master Artist program, email info@alaskanative.net.