SD Youngwolf is a painter, mask maker, gourd artist, and storyteller. He is greatly inspired by his Chero- kee heritage and Indigenous culture, and has re- ceived numerous awards for his work at art shows and competitions nationwide.
SD has been involved in work with cultural preser- vation in Indigenous communities both in this country and worldwide. In his teaching, he incor- porates learning, not only in art, but in history and cultural studies as well, in individual and group pro- jects derived from indigenous art forms such as mask making, gourd art or painting in sand. He has taught art and told stories for over 20 years, to stu- dents ranging from kindergarten to seniors.
Projects facilitated include learning about the tribes and cultures from which they originate. I usually include stories and music/songs as a part of my teaching. Email is the best way to get in touch with SD.