Baskets From Nature: Barks and Vines

September 4 - September 8, 2021

Baskets From Nature: Barks and Vines

$715.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $615
Material Fee: $100

This workshop is a hands-on opportunity to create a variety of baskets from wild gathered materials. Come learn to craft baskets from native, naturalized, and invasive plants. We will be primarily working with barks and vines found in New Jersey; gathered and prepared by the instructor. There will be plenty of information shared about locating and processing your own materials from the wild (but we will not be harvesting in the park). Prior basket weaving experience is not necessary but would be helpful.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Steven R. Carty

Steven R. Carty is a second generation basket weaver from South Jersey who has taught basket weaving for many years. He has taught multiple forms of basket weaving; however the utilization of wild gathered materials in his weaving is truly a passion of his. He strives to teach others how to create usable art straight from nature, and in a way that is sustainable.