On Dec. 11, The Museum of the Cherokee Indian teaches visitors how to create white oak baskets (9 a.m. to noon) and stamped pottery bowls (1 to 4 p.m.) The workshops, led by master artists Ramona Lossie and Bernadine George, members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, cost $50 each, plus materials fees. Basket materials cost $25 and pottery materials $5, with an extra fee for firing if you choose. (Discounts apply to museum members and members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.) Bring a sturdy knife, scissors, and a piece of leather to spread on your lap for the basket-making. The annual Cherokee Christmas Bazaar will be going on December 11 at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds next door to the Museum, featuring hand-made items by dozens of Cherokee artists. Museum workshops are limited to the first twenty participants to register and pay their fee. Call the Museum Store at 828-497-3481.