Silk painting to be taught by award-winning Native American artist

SULPHUR — The Chickasaw Nation is offering a silk painting workshop taught by Choctaw artist Patta Butcher. The workshop is open to any skill level and scheduled for Feb. 17 at the ARTesian Gallery & Studios, 100 West Muskogee St.

Two separate classes will be available, 10:30 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.

Attendees will hand-craft a unique and wearable art piece by applying dyes on silk fabric using a fusion of contemporary design concepts and traditional Native American motifs.

Butcher has been a professional artist for more than 30 years and has a background in fashion design, clothing and textiles. She has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Oklahoma and was named the 2017 Red Earth “Honored One.”

An enrollment fee of $25 includes instruction and materials. Pre-registration is encouraged. Class size is limited.

To reserve a seat, contact the Artesian Gallery & Studios, (580) 622-8040.