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Tlingit Carver Fred Trout Teaches NWC Design Transfer
March 10 - 14, 2003


March 05 , 2003
Wednesday - 12:15 am

Ketchikan, Alaska: Tlingit carver Fred Trout is teaching Northwest Coast Design Transfer, a 15-hour class at the Totem Heritage Center, March 10 - 14, 2003.

Whether Northwest Coast artists create their designs on a sketchpad or a napkin, they must transfer these designs onto a variety of surfaces, including silver, wood, leather and fabric. In this class, students will learn techniques for sizing a design and cutting templates. Each student will leave class with a template created for a specific project. This class is required for the Center's Certificate of Merit program.

Fred Trout began carving in high school and continued his education at the Totem Heritage Center. In 1997, he earned his Certificate of Merit in Carving from the Center. In addition to teaching at the Totem Heritage Center, his accomplishments include carving interior house screens in Sitka with Will Burkhart and his work on the Saxman Totem Park's Frog Wall with Ernie Smeltzer. Fred also apprenticed with master Tlingit carver Nathan Jackson when Nathan carved the Honoring Those Who Give totem pole in 1998 - 99.

Class size is limited, so register today. For more information, please call the Totem Heritage Center at 225-5900.



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