Virtual Tlingit Art Workshop | Family Art Exploration

Join Margie Morris, Raven/frog clan Tlingit, Alaskan Native artist, in painting a whale head form line design onto red cedar for Cascadia’s next Virtual Family Art Exploration Workshop.

The red cedar has provided many things for Margie’s people, from canoes for travel, bent wood boxes for storage, cedar bark for hats and clothing, to carvings and plaques. The designs they use usually show who they are. Margie has ravens and frogs on many of her things to show she’s a Kikd’adi.

During this workshop, Margie will talk about the parts of formline to make a whale head design. The whales have been an important part of their lives. They have stories about them, and they show their respect to them. The different form line designs can show the different family crests that follow the mother’s side.

We hope you enjoy this project which you will receive a piece of red cedar with the form line design of the killer whale’s head, a container of acrylic paint and a paint brush.

This class is taking place virtually via zoom and an art materials bag is available for $1.00. Please use the green form below to register for the class for free and the blue Art Materials button to purchase a materials bag if desired. Art materials bags will be available on Thursday & Friday, July 22 & 23 from 11:00am-5:00pm. Zoom links will be distributed a day prior to the event.


**UPDATE: All art materials bags are sold out. Please contact us if you have any questions. If you previously purchased a bag, yours is now available for pick-up in the Museum Store.


  • Cedar with traced formline design (a sketch will provided prior to the class if you are not picking up the materials bag)
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Paint brush


  • July 24, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm