As a professional artist, it's easy to take for granted the blessing of having a spacious studio in one of the country's largest and most vibrant working artist communities. Over the years, my students have told me that getting to take a class in my studio while surrounded my the huge amount of locally harvested natural materials like vines, bark and branches is both inspiring and exciting!
In 2016, I'm excited to offer 5 basket weaving classes at my studio teaching various things from grapevine harvesting to vine basket making. Each class is a 2-day workshop held from 10am-4pm with a break for lunch and every student will return home with 1-2 completed baskets, depending on the class.
One of the questions I get a lot is "Can I take one of your basketry classes even if I've never woven a basket (or haven't woven in a long time.... or have never woven natural materials)?" The answer is a resounding "yes"! Each of my classes are appropriate for beginners but are also rewarding for experienced makers as well. If you're new to basketry, there's no need to be nervous... you'll have a blast! And, if you're an experienced maker don't worry, I can help you hone your skills and challenge you throughout the class as you're comfortable.
Here's the list of basket weaving classes I'm offering in Asheville in 2016:
- Twining with Daylily, Iris and Cattails - May 6-7, 2016
- Bark Harvesting & Basketry - June 3-4, 2016
- Sculptural Twining with Kudzu, Bark & Metal - August 12-13, 2016
- Open Twining with Vines & Bark - September 9-10, 2016
- Kudzu Harvesting & Basketry - December 2-3, 2016
For more information on each basket weaving class and to register online, please visit my basket weaving classes page. Classes fill quickly, so please register soon!