example of completed tinaa project

Tináa Workshop

July 9th and July 16th – In person or Online.

The Sheldon Jackson Museum and Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum invite the public to participate in a tináa (copper shield) making class. In this class taught by Eechdaa Dave Ketah (Tlingit) students ages, 12+ will have an opportunity to make one large tináa pendant, two tináa earrings, and one small tináa pendant (similar to the samples featured in the photo) The class will be held in-person and on Zoom on Saturday, July 9th, and Saturday, July 16th from 1-4 pm and participants should plan to attend both sessions. Students attending in-person must register by July 7th; students attending via Zoom must register by June 27th.

Ketah’s tináa making class is free of charge, but there will be a $25 materials fee for pre-made kits. The kit should be paid for at the time of signing up to reserve one’s place. Additionally, students will need to purchase several inexpensive hand tools in advance of the first class, unless they already have such tools on hand. People are encouraged to sign up early as the number of in-person and zoom participants will be limited.

The $25 material fee is due at the time of signing up. Students can sign up for the class by calling the Sheldon Jackson Museum at (907) 747-8981. Following the signup, students will receive a tool list and links to purchase the additional items online.

Eechdaa Dave Ketah is a Tlingit carver, drum maker, and painter. He will be the Sheldon Jackson Museum’s first Alaska Native artist-in-residence of 2022 and will be working most days at the museum from July 8th until July 30th. Ketah was born and raised in Ketchikan. His ancestors are the Hinyaa from the south of Lingít aani (Tlingit land – Southeast Alaska).