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The Art Center offers adult classes in a variety of media throughout the year, primarily in the summer months. These are taught by well-known artists from the area and beyond, as well as by Art Center artists. Intergenerational and youth classes are provided as well.
If you would like to register for a class, you can contact the Art Center by phone and pay with a credit card (during gallery hours), drop by the gallery in person to pay by check/cash, pay by check through the mail, or use online registration/payment by using the sign-up links provided below. You will be provided a secure connection to PayPal for credit card payment.
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2022 Adult & Kids Classes (May-June)
June 14, 2022
10:00am - 4:00pm
Art Center Members: $72.00, Non-Members: $80.00
with Margaret Tullis
The Harvest Basket is of the Appalachian rib-style potato or gathering basket tradition, further derived from the willow work “field” baskets of England, Scotland, and Wales. We will use dyed and natural rattan soaked to relative softness, along with textures of contrasting cordages and found materials. We will build the frame by lashing the first ribs to a bamboo hoop or a ring of twisted vine rattan. Adding additional ribs, we will weave or “fill” the body of the basket with a variety of rattan sizes/colors along with the eclectic textures. Working with the strengths and weaknesses of the variety of materials, you will have the skills to design and build your own basket ideas. Bibliography and supplier suggestions included as well as a discussion of fiber reactive and natural dyes.
All materials necessary for making your own harvest basket will be provided by the instructor at a cost of $25 (cash or check please) payable directly to Margaret on the morning of class.
Margaret says, “Please wear comfortable clothes. This workshop is wet. Please bring a bath towel for your own use. I’ll have tools to share. But, if you have diagonal cutters or kitchen shears, needle nose pliers, an old aluminum knitting needle--all will be handy.”