Join Narragansett Artist, Robin Spears Jr. for a hands on workshop as you learn the history and cultural significance of the talking stick while creating your very own. Learn to work with cedar wood with instruction on how to select it, prepare it, assemble it and finish your piece. All materials provided, authentic and highest quality. Additional instruction in feather wrapping included. Cost is $50/per participant. Space is limited so click link below to register now! *Snow date, Feb 8
Robin Spears Jr. of The Robin's Nest, is a hunter, fisherman, and gatherer. He uses gifts of the earth to create. He especially enjoys working with antler, cedar, turtle shells, bone, stone, wampum and other natural materials to create dance sticks, fans, pipes, rattles and other pieces of art. Robin grew up in a family of stonemasons and has spent over 35 years in the art of stonework. Lieutenant Spears currently serves as an Environmental Police Officer for the Narragansett Tribe, caring for the land and its resources. He is inspired by nature, his family, and his Narragansett culture.
“I do my artwork in memory of my mother because it was a way for me to cope with her loss when she passed away & I also do it to keep our heritage of doing artwork alive to pass along to our younger generation”.