Passing It On workshops are one of the types of workshops supported by the Bayou Culture Collaborative.  They are taught by a tradition bearer to pass on a tradition in one of the coastal parishes in Louisiana or highly endangered traditions. We provide funds to an organization or the tradition bearer for workshops or mini-apprenticeships and expenses generally cover the teacher honorarium and supplies.

Contact: Maida Owens, Louisiana Folklife Program, to explore possibilities. 


2022 Passing It On Workshops

Waxed Flower Making

DATE:  Saturday, September 17, 2022

PLACE: Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, 314 St Mary Street, Thibodaux, LA 70301 

 TIME:   11 am – 1 pm

DESCRIPTION: Participants will learn to create a waxed flower bouquet by cutting a pattern, assembling the flower parts and dipping the flower in wax. 

COLLABORATORS:  Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center

FACILITATOR: Sabina Miller

REGISTRATION:  Open to the public. Limited to 50 participants.  To register, email Sabina Miller, or call 504-444-1814.

Past Passing It On workshops

  • Vermilion Parish Cajun Songs and Dance Traditions, Abbeville
  • Mardi Gras costume designing, Krewe of Tradition, Houma
  • Cajun music, Cajun Music Preservation Society, Thibodaux
  • Houma Indian gumbo making, Chauvin
  • Wood carving, Terrebonne Folklife Center, Houma
  • Houma Indian Palmetto weaving, Janie Luster, Theriot
  • Traditional plant storytelling, Pointe-au-Chien
  • Pointe-au-Chien traditions, Pointe-au-Chien
  • Houma half-hitch palmetto weaving and Spanish moss doll making, Janie Luster and Ann Luster Robichaux, Theriot
  • Brown cotton weaving, Elaine Bourque, Lafayette
  • Sewing regalia, Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw, Chauvin
  • Indian foodways, Atakapa-Ishak Chawasha, Grand Bayou Indian Village 
  • Cypress paddle making, Center for Traditional Louisiana Boat Building,Lockport
  • Cloth doll making, Jessica Brown, Houma
  • Healing plants and gardening, Botanica: A Series of Conversations, Neighborhood Story Project, New Orleans
  • Cypress dugout pirogue restoration, Center for Traditional Louisiana Boat Building, Lockport
  • Medicinal herbs and the traiteuse tradition, Marlène Toups, Thibodaux
  • Traditions and storytelling, United Houma Nation, Golden Meadow 
  • Adding Curved Roofs to Buildings, Quang Huynh
  • Grayhawk's Shaving Horse Program, Grayhawk Perkings
  • Grayhawk's Storytelling Program, Grayhawk Perkins
  • French Storytelling Program, Richard Landry, 
  • Bousillage Workshop, Dale Pierrottie

For details about these workshops that were previously supported, see Passing It On Workshops

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