Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9–12p

Presenter: Dakota Mace is a Diné (Navajo) artist who holds an MA and MFA in Photography and is currently pursuing an MFA in Textile Design from UW-Madison.
Cost: Free! Made possible by the generous support of the Helen Burish Fund.
Location: Room 3245 in Nancy Nicholas Hall, School of Human Ecology, 1300 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706 (the map for the building and  parking will be sent to all registrants one week before the workshop).
Target audience: Art educators who work with students 4th grade and older.

Registration link: (you will be automatically registered once you submit the survey)
Registration deadline: April 15, 2019
Maximum number of participants: 25 (register early to reserve a spot!)

In this POINT Workshop, Dakota Mace presents her current artwork in which she explores issues related to cultural appropriation, Native identity, and Diné (Navajo) weaving. You’ll have a chance to examine the Native American Beadwork objects in the Helen Allen Louise Textile Collection, and practice a variety of beadwork techniques (peyote stitch, scallop edging, and brick stitch) in the production of a ready-to-wear, beaded brooch, all while dialoguing with Dakota and your art education colleagues on a range of topics related to the history of indigenous beadwork, its contemporary expressions, and ways you might integrate the content of this workshop into your classroom. This workshop is a great option for your professional development hours!

For questions: Dr. Mary Hoefferle at

About POINT Workshops: In an effort to promote and strengthen the connection between UW-Madison and Wisconsin art teachers, the Art Department hosts two, free POINT Workshops every year. These workshops provide an opportunity
for local art teachers to meet and converse with each other, access UW facilities, work and learn with MFA candidates, art professors, and k-12 art education experts, plus explore resources to inform their curriculum development or for use in their personal art-making endeavors.