HOZHO Academy

Buddy Whitethorne Foundation

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Aug 24-25, 2024

The inaugural session of the HOZHO Academy co-hosted by the Museum of Northern Arizona and the Buddy Whitethorne Foundation will be held Aug 24-25.  Students will be instructed by the Friends of Baje Whitethorne, Sr. all of whom are members of the Art of the People organization that Baje initiated to preserve and share Native art.

Application for participation in 2024 HOZHO Academy Painting Workshop is open to Native students who are current year High School Juniors or Seniors and currently enrolled Community College students.  The two-day session will be held on the Museum of Northern Arizona grounds.  Participation will include instruction, canvas, paint supplies (students may bring their own brushes), and lunch daily – participation is available for a maximum of 12 students.  There is no charge for participation.  The program will include the opportunity to participate in the creation of a collaborative painting with the Art of the People artists which will be offered to the public for purchase with proceeds supporting the Buddy Whitethorne Foundation. 

HOZHO Academy Application Form

Submit application below by June 21 

Notice of acceptance will be sent by July 10