Time & Location
Dec 09, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
SF LGBT Center, 1800 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
About the event
**This is a TWO PART Workshop. You will register once only. If you cannot attend BOTH DATES, please do not register, as space is limited to the same 20 participants only. This workshop is for IndigeQueer Two Spirit community. **
Beadwork Masterclass with Sean Snyder & A.D. Stevens
A BAAITS Two Spirit Master Artist Workshop
Two Saturdays: Nov 18 AND Dec 9
(Participants are committing to attend both classes)
-Description: In this class we want to offer the basic steps to starting any beadwork project for all skill levels. Whether this be your first time ever beading or if you'd like to refine what skills in beadwork you might already have. We invite you to our 2 part workshop series to learn more about Indigenous beadwork and culture.
All supplies will be provided and space is limited, and if you are currently working on a beadwork project feel free to bring your works for any advice or tips. We look forward to seeing you.
-Project Options: Earrings, Medallion, or Bracelet/Cuff.
All materials for the art projects will be provided. You may want to bring something to take notes.
With participants approval, parts of the day together recorded and documented.
Food and drink will be served. There are no cost for this event! BAAITS programming is made possible by our generous financial supporters. To donate to BAAITS, please visit BAAITS.ORG.
This two part Beading Workshop is the last of our sessions with Two Spirit and IndigeQueer Artists & Culture Bearers where our guests share their gift of artistry and medicine with other members of our BAAITS community through in-person master workshops.
Our Artist Master Workshop series and all our BAAITS programming are created by and for Indigenous Two Spirit & Indigequeer TG/GNC LGBQIA+ peoples, and we ask everyone to be respectful of this focus.
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Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS) exists to restore and recover the role of Two-Spirit people within the American Indian/First Nations community by creating a forum for the spiritual, cultural and artistic expression of Two-Spirit people.
Sean Snyder is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, as well as a descendant of the Southern Ute tribe. His maternal side comes from Navajo Mountain, Utah and paternal side comes from the White Mesa, Utah.
Adrian Matthias Stevens also known as “A.D.’ comes from San Carlos Apache, Northern Ute, and Shoshone Bannock tribes. He was raised in Fort Duchesne, Utah on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation with his mother’s people.
Sean and Adrian have been raised in the pow wow circle since they could walk, and have earned several championship titles in their dance categories. Both of their families participate in pow wows all across Indian Country and have made a lot of friendships that spread all across the U.S. and Canada. Some of you may recognize them from their short documentary “Sweetheart Dancers”, a short 15 minute film highlighting when they were disqualified from a Couples Contest in 2017. This film has traveled to many different film festivals, including Lubee Film Festival where it won ‘Best Short”.
They have since gone on to bring more recognition to the Two Spirit Community with their featured articles in People Magazine, Indian Country Today, Powwows.com, Vogue, CNN, and Human Rights campaign.
Most recently Sean and Adrian have worked on campaigns with Nike, Skyy Vodka and two OUT Magazines editorial. Also winning several ribbons for their beadwork at the Annual Santa Fe Indian market in 2022 and 2023.
This couple has traveled extensively throughout Indian Country Speaking at higher education events, including a keynote for the Human Rights Campaign. Sean and Adrian are thankful for their supporters that encourage them to do their advocacy work, and all the Two Spirit allies that create a safe sacred space for these events to take place.