Returning to the festival in 2018 is the Eagle’s Nest Flute Workshop with Tommy Lee.


For over 20 years, Tommy Lee has been performing with handcrafted instruments. This is your chance to get hands-on instruction with Tommy Lee as well as your own hand-made flute.


The cost is $50 per person. The workshop will be held on Saturday, September 8 from 10:30am until 12pm at the Gathering Place Stage.


The class is limited to 25 people. Participants will receive:

  • Instructional hand outs
  • Free entry into Indian Summer Festival (parking not included)
  • History of the beginning of the flute
  • Hands on instruction
  • Handcrafted cedar pocket flute made by Tommy Lee


Online registration is due by August 26. Paid participants will receive an email with directions for early entrance onto festival grounds for workshop.


If under 18, you must be accompanied by adult who will need to purchase an advance ticket. Tickets can be purchased here.


To register for one of these limited spaces, visit the Indian Summer Store.


For more information on Tommy Lee, download his fact sheet.



Beading Workshop with Jim Kelly



New to the festival is a beading workshop demonstrating Iroquois Raised Beading. The Iroquois developed this technique during the Victorian Era to sell beading art to help support their families. Iroquois raised beading techniques and learn the history and culture of the Haudenosaunee.
(People of the Longhouse).


The Raised Beading were called “Iroquois Whimsey” and examples of this technique are Beaded Bird-Velvet, Glass beads, Strawberry- Velvet, Cotton top Velvet, Glass Beads. Purse-Velvet, Glass Beads.


In this workshop you will be making a 3 x 5″ cedar box with velvet beaded top (pictured).  Jim Kelly is a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and has been doing Iroquois Raised Beading for over 25 years. His work has been on display across Wisconsin including the James Watrous Gallery, Scarabocchio Art Museum, Oshkosh Public Museum,  and Walker’s Point Center for the Arts.


The cost is $60 per person and includes an admission ticket to Indian Summer Festival. You will receive all needed materials and hands-on instruction.


Class is limited to 10 people and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult who would need to have their own admission ticket to the festival (can be purchased online at our store.) Parking is not included in the cost of the workshop.


Once registered, you will receive instructions by email on how to enter the grounds for the workshop. Your entry can be used all day on Saturday before the workshop starts.


To register for a class, visit the Indian Summer Store.