Sunday, November 6 10 – 4:30 (with a break for lunch)
with Katie Grove $75 with a $25 materials fee paid directly to the instructor
In this workshop participants will learn the ins and outs of working with locally harvested bark splints, vines, and other natural materials to make a sampler basket using a variety of techniques. Starting with a grid base we will cover basic bark weaves for the main structure of the basket. Twining, decorative wrapping techniques, and cordage will also be introduced, giving students an opportunity to add unique embellishments to their baskets. In addition to learning the various weaves, students will get hands on experience splitting and prepping some bark. During the workshop we will discuss how to identify, harvest, and prepare a variety of local natural materials, including tree for bark. If you are excited to use locally harvested materials for basketry while creating a beautiful and useful basket then join us! You will go home with a completed basket, information on the topics covered, and inspiration to keep weaving.
Going out onto the land, harvesting materials from nature, and weaving a basket is Katie Grove’s idea of a perfect day. She is a professional artist and educator whose passion is to guide people in connecting to their creativity through the combination of art and nature. In her workshops she creates an environment where individuals can explore selfexpression while learning how use and appreciate locally available natural materials. Katie studied Fibers Art at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and has BFA in Printmaking from SUNY New Paltz. She lives in Rosendale, NY and exhibits her work and teaches regionally. www.katiegrovestudios.com