September 28 – 30
In conjunction with the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA), this hands-on workshop will address the construction of quirts, their different styles and regional differences. Function, balance and decoration will also be addressed. Skill level required: Intermediate to advanced, participants should have some experience braiding bodies over cores and basic long and short buttons.
Instructors: Nate Wald has been braiding for 30 years, Nate was awarded the Academy of Western Artists (AWA) Braider of the Year award in 2007 and has been inducted into Montana’s Circle of American Masters. Jay Adcock grew up amongst a ranching family in Oklahoma. He was inspired by his grandfather to work with rawhide and leather at an early age. He spent some time with Oregon rawhide braider Frank Hansen and honed his craft while working on various ranches across the Western United States. Adcock went through the Texas Christian University Ranch Management Program in 1992 and was awarded the Academy of Western Artists Braider of the Year Award in 2006. He braids rawhide full time and lives with his daughter Ella on a cow-calf operation outside of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. He also has a son, Hayden, who resides in Butte, Montana. Limited enrollment. $680, $600 for Museum members. To register click here.