CRNHA is co-hosting “Crafternoons at Los Adaes”


Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA) is co-hosting a series of hands-on crafting workshops entitled, “Crafternoons at Los Adaes” in partnership with Northwestern State University’s School of Creative and Performing Arts.

“It is our pleasure to once again partner with the School of Creative and Performing Arts, and to offer this heritage-inspired crafting series to our community,” said Cynthia Sutton, CRNHA CEO.

The final Crafternoons will take place inside the visitor center at Los Adaes State Historic Site and will take place from 1-3 p.m. July 27th. Leslie Gruesbeck, associate professor of art, will lead the workshops.

“Each of these workshops is designed to teach novice students new techniques and encourage seasoned crafters to consider new directions. It’s our hope that participants will be inspired by these traditional crafts and continue exploring ways that crafts can enrich their daily lives,” Gruesbeck said.

The final event on the schedule is tomorrow, July 27th. The topic is Bead on It! When bead weaving on a loom, designs are made by locking the beads in between the warp threads by the weft threads. Participants will have the opportunity to learn to read bead patterns and create a beaded piece of his or her own.

All attendees must be at least 12 years of age or older. Call (318) 356-5555 to reserve a space. Los Adaes is located just off Highway 6 near Robeline at 6354 Highway 485.

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