VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Indigenous Designs


Get inspired by patterns from around the world including works by historical and contemporary Native American artists. Put inspiration to work by designing a “parfleche” or folded case. Free art kits are available for this workshop and must be picked up at the museum prior to your scheduled workshop. Art kits include heavy paper and twine for the parfleche; students will need scissors and either oil pastels, crayons, or colored pencils to complete the art process. Please provide an accurate class count to ensure supplies are available for students in other groups as well.

Offered At

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art invites all people to explore the art in its care. We welcome and provide free access to everyone to enjoy and contemplate artistic creations from 5,000 years ago to present day. We believe that art has the ability to uplift, surprise, challenge, and transform. It gives expression not only to distant cultures and times, but also to immediate voices and issues, and provides avenues for exploring the world, past and present, and for informing our future. The museum’s broad collection lends itself to a variety of learning experiences for visitors of all ages.

Currently, the Nelson-Atkins is offering virtual programming options in lieu of onsite school tours and workshops. Additional virtual content can be accessed through Nelson-Atkins@Home, where you'll find videos, audio tours, activity pages, and other multimedia features to explore.



Patterns, Native Americans, Cultural Connections, Art, Visual Arts


30 students, 1 chap. per 30 stu.


60 min.


Virtual Field Trip


2, 3, 4, 5

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